Adam and Eve - The Fall of Man

Adam and Eve - The Fall of Man

Title

Adam and Eve - The Fall of Man

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2008, 40]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2008, 40]

Christian salvation, which was fulfilled through Christ's redeeming death and resurrection makes recourse to the original sin commited by the first couple and mankind's need to be redeemed. Adam takes the apple offerd to him by Eve. God the Father had warned the couple not to eat from the tree

Christian salvation, which was fulfilled through Christ's redeeming death and resurrection makes recourse to the original sin commited by the first couple and mankind's need to be redeemed. Adam takes the apple offerd to him by Eve. God the Father had warned the couple not to eat from the tree of knowledge. [...] The snake as unobtrusive as it may seem has been successful with its subtle art of persuasion. The richly laiden tree of knowledge stands at the centre of the composition, the reposing stag and two partridges suffice to define the location as paradise rich in wildlife.

[Löcher, in Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2008, 40]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2008, 40]
[Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003, No. 53]

Production date
1546

Production date

1546

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 78.3 x 57.8 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 78.3 x 57.8 cm

  • [Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2008, 40]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia left: winged serpent with dropped wings, facing left, in yellow paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia left: winged serpent with dropped wings, facing left, in yellow paint

  • [cda 2015]

Inscriptions and Labels
- at the bottom left: 'N: 224' (later)

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • - at the bottom left:
  • 'N: 224' (later)
  • [cda 2015]
Owner
Sammlung Würth
Repository
Sammlung Würth
Location
Schwäbisch Hall
CDA ID
DE_SWK_9381
FR (1978) Nr.
FR431
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SWK_9381/

Provenance

  • Collection von Oppolzer, Innsbruck
  • Collection Hasselmann
    [Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2008, 40]

Exhibitions

Hamburg 2003, No. 53

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2008 40 3 p. 41
EditorC. Sylvia Weber
TitleNeuerwerbungen Alte Meister in der Sammlung Würth
Place of PublicationSchwäbisch Hall
Year of Publication2008
Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003 61, 176, 177 053 Pl. 53
EditorBucerius Kunst Forum, Werner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach. Glaube, Mythologie und Moderne [Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg]
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 431
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 349
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
  • Adam and Eve - The Fall of Man, 1546

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06. 2015Technical examination / Scientific analysis

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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

- an underdrawing is not readily visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2016]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

Conservation History

Date2003

  • before 2003 the panel was cleaned and the overpaint was removed. Above all this consisted of removing the leafy loincloths applied at some stage to both figures. An illustration of this state can be found in Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 431.

[Görres, cda 2015]

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