The Temptation of Adam and Eve Artist: Mariotto Albertinelli (Italian, 1474–1515)

ca. 1509–13

European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Oil on panel


9 3/4 × 7 11/16 × 3/16 in. (24.7 × 19.6 × 0.4 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Hannah D. and Louis M. Rabinowitz

Accession Number



16th century


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Earl of Carlisle at Castle Howard; Sotheby's, The Property of the late Rosalind, Countess of Carlisle Sale, 10 May 1922, lots #84-85 (as Marco Basaiti); W. H. Woodward Collection, London, 1922-1945; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, London, 15 November 1945; Hannah D. and Louis Rabinowitz Collection, 1945-1959.
  • Elise K. Kenney, ed., Handbook of the Collections: Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 138
  • Ludovico Borgo, The Works of Mariotto Albertinelli (New York: Garland Publishing, 1976), 337–42, fig. 35
  • Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 601
  • Eleanor M Tufts, "Albertinellis Rediscovered at Yale," Art Journal 27, no. 3 (Spring 1968), 266–70, fig. 2
  • The Gambier-Parry Collection: a provisional catalogue, exh. cat. (London: University of London, 1967), 8–9, no. 23iv
  • Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: a list of the principal artists and their works, with an index of places, 1– (London: Phaidon, 1963), Vol. 1: Pg. 2
    Vol. 2: Plate 1305
  • Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and Their Works, with an Index of Places (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932), 4
  • William Harrison Woodward and W G Constable, Paintings by Italian masters in the possession of William Harrison Woodward: a catalogue (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1928), 10
  • Joseph Archer Crowe and Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle, A history of painting in Italy, Umbria, Florence and Siena, from the second to the sixteenth century (London: London, 1914), 110, Vol 4
  • Gaetano Milanesi, Le vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori ed architettori (Florence, Italy: Giulio Cesare Sansoni, 1906), 226–27, Vol. 4
  • Fritz Knapp, Fra Bartolommeo della Porta und die schule von San Marco (Halle, Germany: A. W. Knapp Publishing, 1903), 234
  • Gustave Gruyer, Fra Bartolommeo della Porta et Mariotto Albertinelli (Paris: J. Rouan & co., 1886), 53–5
  • Lucy E Baxter, Fra Bartolommeo [and Albertinelli Andrea del Sarto] By Leader Scott. (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1881), 47
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Object/Work type

nudes (representations), religious art

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