Hieroglyphicks of the Natural Man
Framed: HOA 18 1/4″; WOA 14 1/4″
The print illustrates the many ways man sins and the affects of that sin on man. Each sin is shown as a fig or an apple on a tree whose trunk is labeled “unbelief” and whose main branches are named “lust of the eye.” The tree is shown being watered by the devil. Death, depicted as a skeleton, is shown ready to cut down the tree. God’s wrath is depicted in the form of dark clouds and lightening striking the tree.
DESCRIPTION: Copperplate engraving on paper showing a leafless tree of vices on which are the fruits of unbelief; in the sky are clouds and a bolt of lightening; a snake is coiled in the tree at junction of branches; an angelic-like figure with wings and a bird fly away from the tree; a skeleton prepares to cut down the tree with an ax on one side while on the left a figure with a tail and wings waters it.