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Hieroglyphics of the natural man

Description

A print depicting the allegory of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. A tree in the middle has no leaves but many fruits, each labeled with a particular sin or vice, e.g. "Unkindness," "Self Love," "Discontent," etc. The tree grows out of "Unbelief" and is watered by a winged figure to the left with a tail and horns. To the right is a skeleton with an axe and a winged figure flying up into the sky. A snake is coiled around the center of the tree. A dark cloud with lightening bolts in the top right is labeled "WRATH" and below the image is inscribed, "HIEROGLYPHICKS of the NATURAL MAN. / Cut it down, why cumbreth it the Ground. Luke VIII. ver. 7."

Date

1791

Contributor(s) Notes

Conceptor: J. Bakewell; Engraver: Morton; Printer: John Hagerty

Publisher

Baltimore: Printed by and for John Hagerty

Language(s)

English

Extent

1 print

Resource ID

2329

Notes

Print on paper

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.