Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Titles

Adam and Eve

[CDA 2010]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
[Klein, Report 1997]

Adam and Eve. Eve gives Adam an apple. She holds a second one in her left hand concealed behind her back. A snake winds itself around the tree of knowledge, which is depicted on the right side of the painting. A stag lies on the left side next to Adam.

Adam and Eve. Eve gives Adam an apple. She holds a second one in her left hand concealed behind her back. A snake winds itself around the tree of knowledge, which is depicted on the right side of the painting. A stag lies on the left side next to Adam. On the right a lion emerges from the undergrowth between the tree trunk and Eve. A thick forest creates a backdrop for the scene.

[Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Unsinn 2010]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Production date
1533

Production date

1533

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 50.5 x 35.7 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 50.5 x 35.7 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 65.7 x 50.8 cm

  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia bottom left: winged serpent with elevated wings and dated '1533'.

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia bottom left: winged serpent with elevated wings and dated '1533'.

  • DE_smbGG_567_FR193_Detail.tif

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the frame: - top left: label - top, left of the centre: '2303, Ch.. Pottier - Paris -' - right of …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the frame: - top left:
  • label
  • - top, left of the centre:
  • '2303, Ch.. Pottier - Paris -'
  • - right of the centre:
  • '366'
  • Reverse of the panel:
  • - top centre:
  • label: 'Staatliche Museen Berlin Gemäldegalerie/ Inv.-Nr. I.626/ Kat.-Nr. 567- [?]'
  • - Top right:
  • label with stamp: 'Zollamt Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof'
  • - right of the above:
  • label: '110'
  • - centre, right:
  • wax seal
  • - below:
  • '791' (?)
  • - bottom right:
  • label: 'Staatliche Museen Berlin - Gemäldegalerie-/ Katalog Nr. 637/Lucas Cranach d. Ae./ Adam und Eva'
  • - spread over the entire reverse of the panel:
  • in chalk: '363'; '3'; 'M.2.'; 'B'
  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Owner
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Repository
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bodemuseum
Location
Berlin
CDA ID
DE_smbGG_567
FR (1978) Nr.
FR193
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_smbGG_567/

Provenance

  • 1830 acquired from the Royal Castles' Collection (Königliche Schlösser)
    [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Exhibitions

Berlin 1937, 36, No. 95
Berlin 1973, No. 95
Brüssel 2010, 186, No. 94

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Prague 2016 84, 85
EditorOlga Kotková
TitleCranach. Ze všech stran. From all sides.
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2016
Pages16-180
Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010 186-187 94 p. 186
EditorBozarbooks & Lannoo, Guido Messling
TitleDie Welt des Lucas Cranach. Ein Künstler im Zeitalter von Dürer, Tizian und Metsys [anlässlich der Ausstellung "Die Welt des Lucas Cranach", Palast der Schönen Künste, Brüssel, 20. Oktober 2010 - 23. Januar 2011]
Place of PublicationBrussels
Year of Publication2010
Heydenreich 2007 A 398
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleLucas Cranach the Elder
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Year of Publication2007
Link https://lucascranach.org/application/files/6116/2097/3099/Heydenreich_2007_Lucas_Cranach_the_Elder.pdf
Cat. Berlin 1996 34 Fig. 59
AuthorRainald Grosshans, Henning Bock
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleGemäldegalerie Berlin. Gesamtverzeichnis
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1996
Cat. Berlin 1975 A 117
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleKatalog der ausgestellten Gemälde des 13. - 18. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1975
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1973 23 Nos. 11, 95
AuthorWilhelm H. Köhler, Frank Steigerwald
TitleLucas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1973
Lilienfein 1942 77 Fig. 106
AuthorHeinrich Lilienfein
TitleLukas Cranach und seine Zeit
Place of PublicationBielefeld
Year of Publication1942
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 36 095 Pl. 69
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 162
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
Cat. Berlin 1931 111 No. 567
EditorKaiser-Friedrich-Museum, Berlin, Irene Kunze
TitleBeschreibendes Verzeichnis der Gemälde im Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum und Deutschen Museum
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1931
Glaser 1923 232
AuthorCurt Glaser
TitleLukas Cranach
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1923
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/glaser1923
Schuchardt 1851 A 15 No. 7
AuthorChristian Schuchardt
TitleLucas Cranach des Aeltern Leben und Werke. Erster Theil
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1851
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schuchardt1851bd1
Schuchardt 1851 C 15 7
AuthorChristian Schuchardt
TitleLucas Cranach des Aeltern Leben und Werke. Zweiter Theil
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1851
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schuchardt1851bd2
Cat. Berlin 1830 157 No. 119
AuthorGustav Friedrich Waagen
EditorKönigliches Museum, Berlin
TitleVerzeichniß der Gemälde-Sammlung des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1830
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Identification of wood species: beech wood

Youngest annual ring: 1530

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