Amsterdam circa 1600 – 1681 Amsterdam
The expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise
Oil on copper : 25,3 X 30,9 cm
Signed bottom left “D. Vertangen”
Frame : 39,8 X 45,2 cm
Vertangen was probably a pupil of Cornelis van Poelenburgh. Both specialised in highly detailed so-called cabinet paintings: small mythological, Arcadian and religious scenes that were often set in an Italianate landscape.
Adam and Eve are driven out of the Garden of Eden after they ate “an apple” from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which God had forbidden.
The copper plate adds an enamel-smooth impression to the painting.