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Eve, the Serpent, and Death, c. 1510-1515

Hans Baldung (called Grien)
German, 1485 - 1545
oil on wood, likely linden
64 x 32.5 cm
Purchased 1972
National Gallery of Canada (no. 17011)

Lust and death are linked, as Eve, apple in hand, grasps the tail of the serpent as she casts a veiled glance at the fallen Adam, who, in a decomposed state, has been transformed into the figure of Death.




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