Adam Bearing the Murdered Body of Abel_and sighing under the sad burthen slowly moved towards his dwelling. Gessner's Death of Abel, Book the IV. Plate the 1.st[&] The Departure of Cain. They left their cottage Mahala with weeping eyes beheld the dwellings of her parents and of Mirza. Gessner’s Death of Abel. Book V.
London: Published Jan.y 7. 1799, by John Murphy, North-side Paddington Green. [&] London: Published Jan.y 2. 1800, by John Murphy. No.19 Howland Street Fitzroy Square.
A pair of stipples with large margins. Full plate 596 x 515mm (23½ x 20¼"). First of pair cut into platemark along both side edges, some foxing to edges, but images excellent.
Adam and Eve, wearing animal skins, Adam carrying the dead body of his son Abel over his shoulder, approaching across a landscape, with Eve walking behind him, covering her face in her hands, mourning; [&] Cain, wearing animal skins, one hand to his head in despair, holding a son by the other hand, his wife beside him carrying a child and looking behind her sadly at the home they have left, two other children walking just ahead of them, pointing onward.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection.
[Ref: 28444] £300.00