Eve

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1533/37

Artist:

Lucas Cranach the Elder
German, 1472–1553

About this artwork

For most of his long career, Lucas Cranach the Elder was court painter to the Elector of Saxony. Although the general placement of Adam and Eve in these paintings reflects the influence of Albrecht Dürer’s renowned classicizing treatment of the same subject in paintings and prints, Cranach’s slender, undulating figures conform to the contemporary courtly ideals of beauty. This pair is one of the finest of the many versions of the subject made by Cranach and his workshop.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 238

Artist

Lucas Cranach, the Elder

Title

Eve

Origin

Germany

Date

1525–1542

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

Panel: 107.5 × 36.4 cm (42 5/16 × 14 5/16 in.); Painted Surface: 105.7 × 36.4 cm (41 5/8 × 14 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1935.295

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