The Denunciation Of Adam And Eve
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.211
People
George Frederick Watts, British (London, England 1817 - 1904 Limnerslease, Compton, England)
Frame by M. Grieve Co.
Title
The Denunciation of Adam and Eve
Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Expulsion of Adam and Eve
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1873-c. 1898
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
150.81 x 66.36 cm (59 3/8 x 26 1/8 in.)
framed: 167.01 x 82.23 x 6.99 cm (65 3/4 x 32 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: G F Watts
Provenance
Sir Edmund Davis, Purchased, 1899, Sold at Christie's to Winthrop via Birnbaum, 1939.
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Purchased at Christie sale through Birnbaum, 1939, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1943. Winthrop paid £483 for both Creation (1943.210) and Denunciation. Object was no. 92 in sale.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.211
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), no. 103

Allen Staley, Victorian High Renaissance, exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN, 1978), p. 82

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 133, repr. as no. 76

Chikashi Kitazaki, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, Japan, 2002), pp. 142-143, cat. #37, color repr.

Mark Bills and Barbara Bryant, G.F. Watts: Victorian Visionary, exh. cat., Yale University Press (New Haven/London, 2008), under no. 35, p. 168

Francesca Mitchell, ""Technical Study of the Paintings by George Frederic Watts in the Collection at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University"" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, July 1990), Unpublished, pp. 1-22 passim

Sale of Pictures and Drawings, the Property of the Late Sir Edmund Davis, auct. cat., Christie's, London (London, England, July 7, 1939), no. 92

[Review of the Christie's sale], The London Times (London, England, July 8, 1939)

T. Martin Wood, "The Edmund Davis Collection--II", The International Studio (June 1915), vol. LXV, no. 267, pp. 3-17, p. 241, ill. p. 239

Exhibition History

Winter Exhibition: Works by the Late George Frederick Watts, R.A., O.M. and the Late Frederick Sandys, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 10/01/1905 - 12/31/1905

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/1946 - 06/01/1946

The Pre-Raphaelites: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1980 - 07/15/1980

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted