Adam and Eve

In 1853 John Sartain engraved his large (44 x 32 cm) print after Marcantonio Raimondi’s Adam Receiving the Forbidden Fruit from Eve, which had been designed by Raphael. Sartain made more than 1,000 prints, most of which reproduced a work by another artist.
Goupil & Company, the American branch of a Paris based firm, published this print. The company issued a large number of reproductive prints and later photographs of paintings and sculpture, either purchased or commissioned by the firm. The American branch opened in 1846 and, in addition to selling reproductive prints, also exhibited original works of art.
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Object Name
Object Type
Date made
original artist
graphic artist
Sartain, John
original artist
Raimondi, Marcantonio
Goupil and Company
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 23.5 cm x 17.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 6 7/8 in
plate: 31 cm x 23 cm; 12 3/16 in x 9 1/16 in
sheet: 44 cm x 32 cm; 17 5/16 in x 12 5/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Adam and Eve
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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