The Fall of Man

The Fall of Man

Titles

The Fall of Man

[CDA 2011]

Adam and Eve

[Cat. Vienna 1972, No. 20]

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

Medium

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

[Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Adam embraces Eve around the waist and appears poised to bite into an apple from the tree of knowledge held in his right hand. Eve has placed her right arm on Adam's shoulders and holds onto a branch of the tree with her left hand. The serpent is coiled around

Adam embraces Eve around the waist and appears poised to bite into an apple from the tree of knowledge held in his right hand. Eve has placed her right arm on Adam's shoulders and holds onto a branch of the tree with her left hand. The serpent is coiled around this very branch. A stag is visible in the background.

[Görres, cda 2015]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Production date
after 1537

Production date

after 1537

[Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 51.5 (l.) 51.6 (r.) x 35.2 (t.) 35.4 (b.) cm (battens (8-9 mm wide), painted black and glued to all four sides)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 51.5 (l.) 51.6 (r.) x 35.2 (t.) 35.4 (b.) cm (battens (8-9 mm wide), painted black and glued to all four sides)

  • Dimensions of the painted surface: 50.7 x 35.2 cm

  • Dimensions including the frame: 62 cm x 46 cm x 4 cm (6.5 cm including the climate box)

  • [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia bottom: winged serpent with dropped wings; in brown paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia bottom: winged serpent with dropped wings; in brown paint

  • [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel: - top left: paper label, handwritten in brown ink: '58. 1833. Depot Ambras.' (addition …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel:
  • - top left:
  • paper label, handwritten in brown ink: '58. 1833. Depot Ambras.' (addition in pencil illegible)
  • - top edge:
  • in black paint: '6 59 Nro'
  • - top, centre:
  • paper label, handwritten in brown ink: '59'
  • - centre:
  • in red chalk: '1459'
  • - centre left, vertical:
  • paper exhibition label, 1953: 'Graz. Deut.', added in blue pencil: '6 231'
  • - bottom right as well as bottom edge, (only top half):
  • paper label Belvedere, handwritten in brown ink: '2 St. 1Z 38'
  • - bottom right:
  • stamp: 'GI 1949'
  • paper label: 'Gemäldegalerie des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses No. 3523'
  • [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]
Owner
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Repository
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Location
Vienna
CDA ID
AT_KHM_GG3523
FR (1978) Nr.
FR357B
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/AT_KHM_GG3523/

Provenance

  • recorded in the imperial gallery (kaiserliche Gemäldegalerie), displayed by Engerth for the first time after 1891
    [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Exhibitions

Vienna 1972, no. 20
Rome 2010, no. 42

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010 260 - 261 No. 42 Pl. p. 261
EditorGalleria Borghese, Rome, Anna Coliva, Bernard Aikema
TitleCranach. L'altro rinascimento / a different renaissance, [Rome, Galleria Borghese 15 ottobre 2010 - 13 febbraio 2011]
Place of PublicationMilan
Year of Publication2010
Schoen 2001
AuthorChristian Schoen
TitleAlbrecht Dürer: Adam und Eva. Die Gemälde, ihre Geschichte und Rezeption bei Lucas Cranach d.Ä. und Hans Baldung Grien
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2001
Reiter 1994 42, Fn. 20
AuthorCornelia Reiter
TitleDie Geschichte der Gemäldesammlung des Schottenstiftes
Publicationin Alfred Brogyányi, ed., Festschrift zur Eröffnung des Museums im Schottenstift
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1994
Pages39-44
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 141 357B
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Vienna 1972 No. 20
AuthorKarl Schütz
EditorKunsthistorisches Museum, Wien
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere und seine Werkstatt. Jubiläumsausstellung museumseigener Werke 1472-1972
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1972
Cat. Vienna 1938 No. 1459
Authorn. a.
TitleKunsthistorisches Museum: Katalog der Gemäldegalerie
SeriesFührer durch das Kunsthistorische Museum
Volume8
Place of PublicationVienna
IssueSecond edition
Year of Publication1938
Cat. Vienna 1928 No. 1459
Authorn. a.
TitleKunsthistorisches Museum: Katalog der Gemäldegalerie
SeriesFührer durch die Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien
Volume8
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1928
Baldass 1922 B 80
AuthorLudwig Baldass
TitleDie altösterreichischen Tafelbilder der Wiener Gemäldegalerie
JournalWiener Jahrbuch für bildende Kunst
IssueJg. 5
Year of Publication1922
Pages67-86
Frimmel 1917 104-105
AuthorTheodor von Frimmel
TitleDie Gemäldesammlung des Wiener Schottenstiftes
JournalStudien und Skizzen zur Gemäldekunde
IssueJg. III. Band, H. I. und II. Lieferung (Jänner 1917)
Year of Publication1917
Pages101-108
Cat. Vienna 1886 No. 1473
AuthorEduard von Engerth
TitleGemälde. Beschreibendes Verzeichnis. Kunsthistorische Sammlungen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses
Volume1 - 3
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1886
  • The Fall of Man, after 1537

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