Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Title

Adam and Eve

[CDA 2010]

Painting on lime wood

Medium

Painting on lime wood

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
[Klein report 03.03.2016]

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]

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder and workshop

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, revised 2010]

Lucas Cranach the Elder and workshop

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]

Production date
about 1512

Production date

about 1512

[Maedebach, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 1972, No. 1]

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 31 x 25.5 x 0.7 cm (original panel)/2.0 cm (including cradle)

Dimensions

  • 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]

Signature / Dating
none
Inscriptions and Labels
none Reverse: - adhesive label and inscription KVC

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • none

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse: - adhesive label and inscription KVC
  • [Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]
Owner
Veste Coburg Kunstsammlungen
Repository
Veste Coburg Kunstsammlungen
Location
Coburg
CDA ID
DE_KSVC_M159
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSVC_M159/

Provenance

  • Gotha, Kunstkammer Schloss Friedenstein, Gemäldegalerie
  • 1856 Herzogliche Kunst- und Altertümersammlung der Veste Coburg (HKA)
  • 1919 Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (KVC)
    [Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]

Exhibitions

Coburg 1972, no. 1

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 32-35 1 Pl. 33, Fig. 1
AuthorKlaus Weschenfelder
TitleCranach in Coburg. Gemälde von Lucas Cranach d.Ä., Lucas Cranach d.J., der Werkstatt und des Umkreises in den Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2018
Weschenfelder 2018 A 14, 18
AuthorKlaus Weschenfelder
TitleCranach in Coburg.
Publicationin Klaus Weschenfelder, ed., Cranach in Coburg. Gemälde von Lucas Cranach d.Ä., Lucas Cranach d.J., der Werkstatt und des Umkreises in den Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2018
Pages7-23
Exhib. Cat. Coburg 1972 No. 1
EditorHeino Maedebach
TitleGraphik aus dem Kupferstichkabinett der Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg. Beiheft: Lucas Cranach d. Ae. und seine Werkstatt: Gemälde
Place of PublicationCoburg
Year of Publication1972
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 37 under No. 40
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932
Voss, Lehfeldt 1907 558 No. 5
AuthorPaul Lehfeldt, Georg Voss
TitleBau- und Kunst-Denkmäler Thüringens. Herzogthum Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha; Amtsgerichtsbezirke Neustadt, Rodach, Sonnefeld, Königsberg, Coburg
SeriesBau- und Kunstdenkmäler Thüringens
VolumeIV
Place of PublicationJena
Year of Publication1907
Flechsig 1900 A 281 No. 107
AuthorEduard Flechsig
TitleCranachstudien
Volume1
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1900
Link page/n5/mode/2up
  • Adam and Eve, about 1512

Images

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Technical studies

2018Technical 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]

03.03.2016Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / identification of wood species

Support

Identification of wood species (Tilia sp.)

[Klein report, 03.03.2016]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

Condition Reports

Date2018

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]

Conservation History

Date1850

Restoration

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 32]

  • conservation treatment by Heinrich Krüppel

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