European Art
Artist: Giovanni Duprè, Italian, Siena, 1817–1882

The Temptation of Adam and Eve

1853

Marble

90 x 74 cm (35 7/16 x 29 1/8 in.)
Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896, Fund
2018.62.1
Culture: 
Italian, Siena
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Commissioned in 1851 by Mario Bianchi Bandinelli for the Villa “Il Pavone” in Siena, designed ca. 1825 by Agostino Fantastici; Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, Siena; Acquired from the Villa “Il Pavone” in 1950 by Alessandro Santucci, Milan; Luigi Santucci, Milan, and by descent in the Santucci family until 2016.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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