THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PURCHASES EXCEPTIONAL PRINT OF ADAM AND EVE BY ALBRECHT DÜRER
The Morgan Library & Museum announced today the acquisition of an exceptionally fine impression of the engraving Adam and Eve by German master Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The print is one of the most celebrated of Dürer’s career and was purchased through the generosity of private donors.
The print was acquired to complement the Morgan’s Dürer drawing of Adam and Eve, which is among the institution’s most important works on paper. Dürer produced the drawing while trying to resolve the composition, which he then translated into the engraving. Adam and Eve represents the culmination of the artist’s lifelong exploration of human proportions.