Biblical nudes
by Lucas CRANACH the Elder

The subject of Adam and Eve was one of the most popular of the Cranach workshop, at least 50 paintings of Adam and Eve survive. The earliest surviving versions of Adam and Eve by Cranach, painted around 1510, show the nude figures against a neutral background. From the 1520s Cranach depicted Adam and Eve in a landscape setting accompanied by various animals.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Adam and Eve
1508-10
Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 139 x 54 cm (each)
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, Besançon

1080*1400
True Color
139 Kb



Adam and Eve
c. 1510
Oil and tempera on limewood, 58 x 44 cm
Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw

1063*1400
True Color
167 Kb



Adam and Eve
1526
Oil and tempera on maplewood, 117 x 81 cm
Courtauld Gallery, London

1028*1500
True Color
202 Kb



Adam and Eve (detail)
1526
Oil and tempera on maplewood
Courtauld Gallery, London

1500*963
True Color
230 Kb



Adam and Eve
1528
Oil on wood, 172 x 63 cm and 167 x 61 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1100*1525
True Color
147 Kb



Adam and Eve
1531
Lime wood, 170 x 70 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

811*1001
True Color
90 Kb



Adam and Eve
1533
Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 51 x 35 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1024*1500
True Color
193 Kb



Adam and Eve
c. 1538
Panel
Národní Galerie, Prague

701*1074
True Color
117 Kb



Adam and Eve
-
Panel
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

701*998
True Color
76 Kb



Adam and Eve
-
Panel
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

750*987
True Color
106 Kb



The Paradise
1530
Limewood, 81 x 114 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

965*700
True Color
167 Kb



Caritas (Charity)
1534
Oil and tempera on wood
Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen

997*1500
True Color
197 Kb



Caritas (detail)
1534
Oil and tempera on wood
Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen

1000*1345
True Color
225 Kb



Charity
-
Oil on panel, 50 x 34 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

770*1114
True Color
164 Kb




Summary of works by Lucas Cranach the Elder
Paintings
altar retables | representations of the Virgin | St Jerome
religious themes until 1515 | from 1516
biblical scenes | biblical nudes
mythological nudes | Venus and Lucretia | allegorical scenes
portraits until 1515 | 1516-1526 | from 1527
miscellaneous paintings
Graphics
drawings | woodcuts