Cranach - Eve
Eve
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig
19.02.2020 - 04:58
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_HAUMB_GG27b
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_HAUMB_GG27b
FR (1978) No.FR112
Title:
Eve[Cat. Braunschweig 1969, 47, No. 27b]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Braunschweig 1976, 15] [Cat. Braunschweig 1969, 47, No. 27a]
Dating:
about 1518[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1978, No. 112]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerHerzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig
RepositoryHerzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig
LocationBraunschweig
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 88.5 x 35 cm Dimensions of painted surface: 86.3 x 31 cm [Cat. Braunschweig 1969, 47, No. 27b]
Support:
Painting on lime wood [Cat. Braunschweig 1976, 15] [Cat. Braunschweig 1969, 47, No. 27b]
Signature / Date:
Winged serpent on pendant
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Centre, bottom area: Printed paper with handwritten information: 'Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig 1985 Inv. Nr. 27 Künstler Cranach d. Ä. Titel Eva Maße 86,3 x 31 cm'
Description:
Eve is depicted as a standing, full-length figure beside the tree of knowledge. She is shown almost frontally, her torso and head are turned slightly to the right, her wavy hair extends down her back to her buttocks. Eve stands with her legs crossed supported by her right leg. In her right hand she holds an apple she has already bitten into, with her left hand she conceals her lap. The snake is coiled in the tree and bends down towards Eve. The depiction of the tree and the snake extends over both panels. [Görres, cda 2012]
Provenance:
- formerly in the Salzdahlum, G. 1776

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1978, No. 112]
Exhibitions:
Dresden 1899, No. 72
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 201832, 34under no. 1
Klessmann 198732p. 33
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1978112
Cat. Braunschweig 19761527
Cat. Braunschweig 19694727b
Friedländer, Rosenberg 193298
Glaser 1923101-102103
Flechsig 1900 B1636pl. 36
Flechsig 1900 A93-94, 276-27772
Cat. Braunschweig 190016
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 189972
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.03.2013
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig - Eve - Infrared ImagesLucas Cranach the Elder - Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig - Eve - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - fluid, black medium and brush

    Type/Ductus:
    - detailed and freehand underdrawing
    - thin to broader lines

    Function:
    - relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe the essential details and facial features; no representation of volume

    Deviations:
    - minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form; small changes (e.g. the proper left hand and foot, the belly button)

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - Lucas Cranach the Elder

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2013]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner