Exhibition Archive

Temptation in Eden
Lucas Cranach's Adam and Eve

21 June — 23 September 2007



This stunning exhibition is the first in Britain devoted to the great German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (c.1472-1553). 

Temptation in Eden focuses on one of Cranach’s most memorable and enchanting works: the Courtauld’s Adam and Eve, painted in 1526 when the artist was at the height of his powers.  This beguiling painting demonstrates Cranach’s outstanding gifts as a portrayer of landscape, animals and the female nude.