Eve with Cain and Abel

Bachiacca (Francesco d'Ubertino Verdi) Italian

Not on view

The picture, which dates from the 1520s, has been cut down at the left and originally included a seated figure of Adam. The whole composition is known from another version painted by Bachiacca in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A pupil of Perugino and a friend of Andrea del Sarto, Bachiacca excelled in small-scale works, frequently adapting the compositions of his greater colleagues. The standing figure of Eve derives from Perugino's Apollo and Marsyas (Louvre, Paris).

The figures are well preserved, but the extreme left side of the picture has been damaged and repainted.

Eve with Cain and Abel, Bachiacca (Francesco d'Ubertino Verdi) (Italian, Florence 1494–1557 Florence), Tempera and oil on wood

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