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Eve tempting Adam; whole-length, the figures standing close before a tree, Eve with fruit in her right hand, at left two figures embracing, seen from behind, another figure and putto (?) at r
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Height: 419 millimetres
Width: 277 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Watermark: six-pointed star, resembling Briquet 6036 and 6038.
Lit.: A.E. Popham, Catalogue of Drawings in the Collection formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart., F.R.S., now in the possession of his Grandson, T. Fitzroy Phillipps Fenwick of Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham', London, 1935, p. 181, no. 2, pl. LXXIII (as Attributed to Michael Coxcie); J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 78
Gere & Pouncey 1983
Catalogued by Popham under the name of Michael Coxcie, with some hesitation but with the comment that the drawing must almost certainly be Northern. We are inclined to revert to the earlier hypothesis of an Italian origin, though the drawing has none of the grotesque quality that Aspertini would have imparted to it. We feel that an attribution to Daniele da Volterra deserves to be seriously considered: the drawing seems to us to combine the rough sketchiness found in 1956,1013.8-20 and 1976,0515.2 with the highly finished modelling of 1952,1011.6 and 1946,0713.114.
Literature: Popham, Fenwick, p. 181, no. 2; Barolsky, Daniele, 1979, p. 115.
- Not on display
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- Inscribed by Gibson on former backing: "8.1.(8s)"
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