Hans Holbein - Adam and Eve



This photo was viewed 1 times and was downloaded in full size 1 times.

This photo was liked 0 times

If you are a member, please login in order to see the source link of the above image.


English: Apollo and the Muses on Parnassus. Pen in black, over traces of black pencil, with grey, blue, and brown wash, 42.1 × 38.4 cm, Kupferstichcabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Holbein's design is for a street tableau for the coronation eve procession of Anne Boleyn on 31 May 1533. He was commissioned by the Hanseatic merchants of the Steelyard, a complex of offices, warehouses, and dwellings on the north bank of the Thames near his lodgings. Having secretly married Anne in January, Henry VIII demanded that spectacular demonstrations of loyalty be staged for her coronation, and many pageants, tableaux, and arches lined the route as she was carried in a litter from the Tower of London to Westminster. Holbein designed an impressive edifice, which was constructed on the corner of Gracechurch Street. According to an observer, "Therein was the Mount Parnassus, with the fountain of Helicon, which was of white marble, and four streams without pipe did rise an ell high, and met together in a little cup above the fountain, which fountain ran abundantly with Rhenish wine till night. On the mountain sat Apollo and at his feet sat Calliope; and on every side of the mountain sat four muses, playing on several sweet instruments, and all their jests, epigrams and poesies were written in golden letters, in the which every muse according to her property praised the queen". (Reference: Derek Wilson, Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man, London: Pimlico, 2006, ISBN 1844139182.)
Date 1533(1533)
Source Stephanie Buck, Hans Holbein, Cologne: Könemann, 1999, ISBN 3829025831.
. Uploaded by qp10qp.


This is a faithful photographic reproduction of an original two-dimensional work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason:
Public domain This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to Australia, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.

Dialog-warning.svg You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Mexico has 100 years, Colombia has 80 years, and Guatemala and Samoa have 75 years, Soviet Union has 74 years for some authors. This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. Côte d'Ivoire has a general copyright term of 99 years and Honduras has 75 years, but they do implement the rule of the shorter term.

This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that "faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain, and that claims to the contrary represent an assault on the very concept of a public domain". For details, see Commons:When to use the PD-Art tag.
This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain.

Please be aware that depending on local laws, re-use of this content may be prohibited or restricted in your jurisdiction. See Commons:Reuse of PD-Art photographs.

Public Domain

Only registered users can post comments. Please login.

EXIF data:
File name hans_holbein_-_adam_and_eve.jpg
Size, Mbytes 0.0283447265625
Mime type image/jpeg

See some ads as well as other free photos:

The images at Free-Photos.biz come mainly from Wikimedia Commons or from our own production. The photos are either in the public domain, or licensed under free linceses: Free-Photos.biz license, GPL, Creative Commons or Free-Art license. Some very few other photos where uploaded to Free-Photos.biz by our users and released into the public domain or into free usage under another free license (like GPL etc.)

While the copyright and licensing information supplied for each photo is believed to be accurate, Free-Photos.biz does not provide any warranty regarding the copyright status or correctness of licensing terms. If you decide to reuse the images from Free-Photos.biz, you should verify the copyright status of each image just as you would when obtaining images from other sources.

The use of depictions of living or deceased persons may be restricted in some jurisdictions by laws regarding personality rights. Such images are exhibited at Free-Photos.biz as works of art that serve higher artistic interests.

christianity portal