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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Adam and Eve
c. 1538
Panel
Národní Galerie, Prague


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


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


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


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


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


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



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



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