Adam and Eve (The Fall of Man), Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer
Adam and Eve (The Fall of Man)
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Adam and Eve (The Fall of Man), 1504


Blatt
249 x 192 mm
Inventory Number
56045
Object Number
56045 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1875
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Adam and Eve (The Fall of Man)
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert in der Platte auf dem am Baum hängenden Täfelchen: ALBERT DVRER NORICVS FACIEBAT AD 1504 [Albrecht Dürer aus Nürnberg hat dies gemacht AD 1504]
Captions Added Later
Verso Stempel der Sammlung Friedrich Kalle, Köln und Bonn (Lugt 1021)
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Ochsenkopf mit fünfteiliger Blume, Dreieck und zwei Querstrichen
Work Catalogues
  • Hollstein German VII.5.1
  • TIB 1001.001
  • Schoch/Mende/ Scherbaum 1.110.39
  • Meder 1932.69.1 II a-b
  • Bartsch VII.30.1

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1875

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 2,25-3,7

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)
  • 71A32122 the tree of knowledge of good and evil (whose fruit, usually apples or figs, brings death); the tree may be guarded by the serpent
Secondary

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26.01.2023