Collection in Focus: Dürer's Adam and Eve

Albrecht Dürer's engraving Adam and Eve is one of the most celebrated of the artist's career. It complements the Morgan's drawing of Adam and Eve by Dürer (I, 257d). Dürer produced the Morgan drawing while trying to resolve the composition, which he then translated into the engraving. The Adam and Eve engraving represents the culmination of the artist's lifelong exploration of human proportions.