November 8, 2016
Jan Wierix (1549-c.1618), Adam and Eve (After Albrecht Durer), 1566, engraving, 9 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.
English writer John Milton died on this day in 1674. He is most well-known for his epic poem Paradise Lost, which explores the journey of mortality, with emphasis on the story of the Fall and Adam and Eve. This artwork by Wierix depicts Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.