Inventory number
P00021
Author
Bassano, Francesco; Bassano, Jacopo
Title
God reprimanding Adam
Chronology
Ca. 1570
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
191 cm x 287 cm
School
Italian
Theme
Religion
On display
No
Provenance
Royal Collection (Royal Palace of El Buen Retiro, Madrid, “pinturas recogidas de las Casas Arzobispales”, 1747, nº 634; New Royal Palace, Madrid, “cuarto de la serenísima infanta-dormitorio”, 1794, nº 634?; Royal Palace, Madrid, “pieza encarnada”, 1814-1818, nº 634?)

Adam, at the right of the composition, and Eve, at the left, appear hidden among the animals against a crepuscular background. Above them, the figure of God the Father directs Adam with a gesture.

This scene is inspired in a passage of Genesis that narrates the moment when Adam, aware of his nakedness after having eaten the forbidden fruit of Paradise, hides to cover his shame (Genesis 3, 8-12)

This painting is considered one of Jacopo Bassano's first treatments of Old Testament themes. They would later become the object of different versions painted by his workshop.

This work was bequeathed to Felipe IV (1605-1665) by Prince Filiberto de Saboya.

 
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