Temptation (Adam and Eve)

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Archibald A. McGlashan was a student of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) from 1906–1914 and eventually a member of the Society of Eight. Having been awarded a travelling scholarship by the GSA in his final year of study, McGlashan is known to have to visited France and Spain. This painting is in fact a copy of Titian's 'The Fall of Man' in the collection of The Prado in Madrid. Copying from the 'Masters' was common practice at the time and was thought to enhance a student's understanding of composition and technique.

This painting was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014.

The Glasgow School of Art


Temptation (Adam and Eve)




oil on canvas


H 119.5 x W 96.5 cm

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