Adam and Eve

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Title: Adam and Eve

Date work started: 1550

Date work completed: 1550

Place created: Venice

Patron: unknown

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Material: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 240.0cm X 186.0cm

Genre: religious

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 1 of 6

    Owner Name: Titian

    In possession from: 1550 to Unknown

    Location: Casa Grande

    Notes:

    The date and original owner of the painting are not known. This could have been owned by Gonzalo PĂ©rez, the father of Antonio, since the picture was in the 1585 inventory of Antonio's possessions. The picture was not received by Antonio until the 1570's, leading scholars to think that it could have been inherited by Antonio from his father.

    Citations: Wethey, Harold, The Paintings of Titian, v. 1: The Religious Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1969) p. 63. Falomir, Miguel, Tiziano, (Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2003) pp. 396-7. Delaforce, Angela, 'The Collection of Antonio Perez, Secretary of State to Philip II' Burlington Magazine vol. 124 : 957 (1982), p. 746.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 2 of 6

    Owner Name: Antonio Perez

    In possession from: 1573 to 1585

    Location: La Casilla

    Notes:

    It is not known exactly when Antonio receives the painting, but La Casilla was not constructed until 1573.

    Citations: Wethey, Harold, The Paintings of Titian, v. 1: The Religious Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1969) p. 63. Delaforce, Angela, 'The Collection of Antonio Perez, Secretary of State to Philip II' Burlington Magazine vol. 124 : 957 (1982), p. 742.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 3 of 6

    Owner Name: Spanish Royal Family

    In possession from: 1585 to 1734

    Location: Alcazar de Madrid

    Notes:

    Wethey references 1600 Inventory of Philip II, I, pp. 26, no. 62. He also cites Rudolf Beer, 1893, p. XI, no. 62. Wethey cites that this painting was in the Alcazar inventories of 1636, 1666, 1686, 1700 and 1734 as well.
    Antonio Perez was brought before the inquisition on suspicion of murder, and lost all of his possessions by 1590. Just before 1636, the picture was moved within the palace from the sacristy to the so-called Vaults of Titian, suggesting that it was appreciated more for its connection to secular painting than for its sacred subject matter.

    Citations: Delaforce, Angela, 'The Collection of Antonio Perez, Secretary of State to Philip II' Burlington Magazine vol. 124 : 957 (1982), p. 746. Falomir, Miguel, Tiziano, (Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2003) pp. 396-7.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 4 of 6

    Owner Name: Spanish Royal Family

    In possession from: 1734 to 1747

    Location: Palacio Buen Retiro

    Notes:

    Citations: Falomir, Miguel, Tiziano, (Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2003) pp. 396-7.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 5 of 6

    Owner Name: Spanish Royal Family

    In possession from: 1747 to 1827

    Location: Palacio Real de Madrid

    Notes:

    Citations: Falomir, Miguel, Tiziano, (Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2003) pp. 396-7.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 6 of 6

    Owner Name: Museo del Prado

    In possession from: 1827 to Present

    Location: Museo del Prado

    Notes:

    Wethey, v. 1, p. 63

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