Mors de la Pomme, After the Fall

After the Fall
Mors de la Pomme, After the Fall
Holbein: After the Fall
Holbein Proofs, After the Fall

Adam and Eve are out in the wilderness to eat their bread in the sweat of their brow. It's not just "Paradise lost", they also seem to have lost the clothes that God gave them, before exiling them (Genesis 3:21-23).

The naked couple are visibly embarrassed by Death breathing down their necks. Holbein (picture to the right) has chosen to let Death assist Adam in tilling the ground, »When Adam delved and Eve span«.

Genesis 3:21, Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Genesis 3:23, Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.


For the sin we have committed
we must go in exile.
Freedom is lost.
116 Always death comes after us.

After the Fall


Alez en desolation
Eue et adam pour vostre offense
Du lieu de consolation
108 Encontre vous feray deffense
Homo cum in honore esset non intellexit et factus est &c


Pour mon viure voys labourer
En paine en soing & en traueil
Et de pourete endurer
112 Chault et faim froit soif & sommeil
Alebis nos pane lacrimarum


Pour le pechie que auons commis
En exil aler nous conuient
De franchise sommes demis
116 Tousiours la mort apres nous vient
Cor meum conturbatum est dereliquit me virtus mea &c