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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian, 1474–1515

The Temptation of Adam and Eve

ca. 1509–13

Oil on panel

24.7 × 19.6 × 0.4 cm (9 3/4 × 7 11/16 × 3/16 in.)
Gift of Hannah D. and Louis M. Rabinowitz
Made in Florence, Italy
On view
Italian, Florence
16th century

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.


Clay M. Dean, A Selection of Early Italian Paintings from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2003), 42–43, no. 14.

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.

Lucy E Baxter, Fra Bartolommeo [and Albertinelli Andrea del Sarto] By Leader Scott. (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1881), 47.

Gustave Gruyer, Fra Bartolommeo della Porta et Mariotto Albertinelli (Paris: J. Rouan & co., 1886), 53–5.

Fritz Knapp, Fra Bartolommeo della Porta und die schule von San Marco (Halle, Germany: A. W. Knapp Publishing, 1903), 234.

Gaetano Milanesi, Le vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori ed architettori (Florence, Italy: Giulio Cesare Sansoni, 1906), 226–27, Vol. 4.

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.

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.

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.

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: a list of the principal artists and their works, with an index of places, 1 (New York; Greenwich, Conn.: Phaidon, 1963), Vol. 1: Pg. 2 Vol. 2: Plate 1305.

The Gambier-Parry Collection: a provisional catalogue, exh. cat. (London: University of London, 1967), 8–9, no. 23iv.

Eleanor M Tufts, “Albertinellis Rediscovered at Yale,” Art Journal 27, no. 3 (Spring 1968): 266–70, fig. 2.

Ludovico Borgo, The Works of Mariotto Albertinelli (New York: Garland Publishing, 1976), 337–42, fig. 35.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 138.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.