Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Title

Adam and Eve

[cda 2020]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[D. Koepplin, Expertise, 05.04.2002; Koepplin Archive]

This representation of Adam and Eve is a smaller version of one now in Warsaw [PL_MNW_MOb588]. They are shown standing against a black background on a narrow strip of ground with the tree of knowledge between them. The serpent slithers out of the crown of the tree down the trunk

This representation of Adam and Eve is a smaller version of one now in Warsaw [PL_MNW_MOb588]. They are shown standing against a black background on a narrow strip of ground with the tree of knowledge between them. The serpent slithers out of the crown of the tree down the trunk with its head stretched out towards Eve. She looks at the viewer, while holding the treacherous apple against her cheek. Her pale skin is distinguished from the darker skin tone of Adam who has raised his curly head and appears to look up.

[cda 2020]

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach der Ältere

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[D. Koepplin, Expertise, 05.04.2002; Koepplin Archiv]

Lucas Cranach der Ältere

[Exhib. Cat. Saarbrücken 1954, 13, no. 9]

Production date
about 1515 - 1520

Production date

about 1515 - 1520

[D. Koepplin, Expertise, 05.04.2002; Koepplin Archive]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 30.8 x 23.3 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 30.8 x 23.3 cm

  • [D. Koepplin, Expertise, 05.04.2002; Koepplin Archive]

Signature / Dating
none
Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Private Collection
CDA ID
PRIVATE_NONE-P375
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P375/

Provenance

  • 1929 C. Mori, Paris
  • 1954 with Schroeder, Saarbrücken [1]
  • 2001 Neumeister, Munich (art market)
    [1] [Exhib. Cat. Saarbrücken 1954, 13, no. 9]
    [handwritten notes on the reverse of a b/w photograph; Koepplin Archive]

Exhibitions

Saarbrücken 1954, no. 9
Rouen 1954

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Rouen 1954 13 009 Fig. no. 9
EditorEdgar Jené, Hubert Guillet
TitlePeintures étranges. Chefs-d'oeuvre oubliés ou peu connus [Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, 01.07 - 30.09.1954]
Place of PublicationParis
Year of Publication1954
Exhib. Cat. Saarbrücken 1954 13 009 Fig. no. 9
EditorEdgar Jené
TitleVergessene oder wenig bekannte Meisterwerke [Saarbrücken, Saarland-Museum 01-30.06.1954]
Place of PublicationParis
Year of Publication1954
  • Adam and Eve, about 1515 - 1520

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