Adam Recieving Forbidden Fruit

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1700-1799

GUSN

GUSN-72064

Description

Eve seated at right, handing apple to reposing Adam left. Brown, green, beige.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
panel paintings (painting by form)
religions (concept)
Picture
Oil
Panel
Religion
Picture

Label

From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: Religious paintings, such as this one depicting Adam receiving the forbidden fruit, were plentiful in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Like other collectors of his day, Charles Russell Codman did not distinguish religious imagery from other art forms. Many old master paintings were of Biblical subjects and acquiring them was a mark of sophistication rather than piety.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

AFTER Prague School (Maker)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

22.125 x 20 x 2.625 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.847