Cranach - Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Coburg
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_KSVC_M159
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Adam and Eve[CDA 2010]
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder [Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, revised 2010]
Lucas Cranach the Elder and workshop[Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
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about 1512[Maedebach, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 1972, No. 1] [Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerKunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Coburg
RepositoryKunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Coburg
Dimensions of support: 31 x 25.5 x 0.7 cm (original panel)/2.0 cm (including cradle) [Cat. Coburg 2018, 32] Dimensions of support: 31.2 x 25.7 cm [Maedebach, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 1972, no. 1]
Painting on lime wood [Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
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Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Original Inscriptions:
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse: - adhesive label and inscription KVC [Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
A small format representation of Adam and Eve against a black backdrop standing beside the tree of knowledge. The serpent coils its way towards Eve through the tree. She holds an apple in her hand and looks out at the viewer. [Görres, cda 2015]
- Gotha, Kunstkammer Schloss Friedenstein, Gemäldegalerie
- 1856 Herzogliche Kunst- und Altertümersammlung der Veste Coburg (HKA)
- 1919 Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (KVC)
[Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
Coburg 1972, no. 1
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 201832-351Pl. 33, Fig. 1
Weschenfelder 2018 A14, 18
Exhib. Cat. Coburg 1972No. 1
Friedländer, Rosenberg 193237under No. 40
Voss, Lehfeldt 1907558No. 5
Flechsig 1900 A281No. 107
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 2018
  • Technical Examination
  • Support
  • - lime wood
    - single plank; toolmarks from a toothed plane on the reverse (distance between the teeth: 0.1 cm)
    - the panel was probably originally fitted in a grooved frame
  • Ground and Imprimatura
  • - chalk ground
    - the panel was probably fitted in a frame when the ground was applied as a distinctive barbe is visible along the edge of the paited surface.
    [Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
      Condition Reports:
      • Date: 2018
      • Support: - pine wood cradle - at the top right: numerous filled worm channels (inactive) - later marks caused by nails in the frame Varnish: - repeatedly reworked with a glossy resin varnish [Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
        History of Restoration:
        • Date: 1850
        • Restoration [Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
        • conservation treatment by: Heinrich Krüppel