In the new novel of Jeffery Archer, “False Impression,” there is the following conversation between the heroine, Anna Petrescu who has snatched Van Gogh’s self-portrait away from a murderer banker, Bryce Fenston, and is trying to sell it to Nakamura, a Japanese business leader and well-known art collectors on behalf of the proper British proprietor, Arabella Wentworth:
“Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear.”
“With a famous Japanese print reproduced on the wall behind the artist, if I remember correctly,” said Nakamura.
“Geisha in a Landscape,” said Anna, “demonstrating Van Gogh’s fascination with Japanese culture.”
“You should have been christened Eve,” said Nakamura.
"Now it's my turn." Anna looked surprised.
"I presume that it has to be the Wentworth Self-portrait purchased by the fifth earl?"
I don’t know what “You should have been christened Eve,” means. I came across the phrase, christened Eve, for the first time. Can you tell me what it means?