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The Denunciation of Adam and Eve

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British (London, England 1817 - 1904 Limnerslease, Compton, England)
Frame by M. Grieve Co.
The Denunciation of Adam and Eve, c. 1873-c. 1898
Alternate Title: The Expulsion of Adam and Eve
Painting
British
,
19th-20th century
Oil on canvas
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.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.211
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
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.
Bibliography
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

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)

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

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University", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, July 1990), Unpublished, pp. 1-22 passim

Chikashi Kitazaki, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., ed. Chikashi Kitazaki 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

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, no. 37