Adam and Eve, Hans Thoma
Hans Thoma
Adam and Eve
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Hans Thoma

Adam and Eve, 1882


Blatt
307 x 234 mm
Physical Description
Brush in black and red chalk, watercolour, heightened with white on wove paper
Inventory Number
16239a
Object Number
16239A Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1958 as a gift from Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Adam and Eve
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Brush in black and red chalk, watercolour, heightened with white on wove paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert unten rechts (mit der Feder in Schwarz): HTh [ligiert] 82.
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1958 as a gift from Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 3,6

Iconclass

Primary
  • 71A421 Eve takes the fruit from the serpent (or the tree) in the presence of Adam (who may be trying to stop her)
  • 25F23(TIGER)(+1) beasts of prey, predatory animals: tiger (+ animals used symbolically)
  • 25F42(+1) snakes (+ animals used symbolically)
  • 25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone)
  • 31AA(+1) the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure (+ front view)
  • 31A(+3) the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) (+ sideview, profile)
  • 31A2511 arm raised upward
  • 31A2543 gripping someone by the hand or the wrist; clasped hands

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15.02.2021