Jean François de Troy
French, 1679 – 1752
Adam and Eve, 1730
Oil on canvas
32 1/4 x 25 5/8 x 7/8 in. (81.9 x 65.1 x 2.2 cm.)
39 5/8 x 33 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. (100.6 x 84.1 x 6.4 cm.) (frame)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irvin Abell Jr.  1977.21

How Was This Used?
Adam and Eve, seated in the Garden of Eden, are presented in a fairly intimate pose, indicating that de Troy probably made this picture for a private collector. Given its smaller scale, it would have adorned a private home as a form of interior decoration rather than as a statement of piety