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Adam and Eve with Cain and Abel

Fra Bartolomeo (Bartolomeo di Paolo), also called Baccio della Porta, Italian (active Florence, Venice, and Rome), 1472 - 1517

Made in Italy, Europe

By 1512

Oil on panel

12 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches (31.7 x 25.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 350, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 78

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This painting is unfinished: the artist began to apply light tones over the sepia-colored underpainting but the figure of Adam remains a drawn form without tonal variations.

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