Oil on copper
Framed: 25.5 x 30.5 x 3 cm (10 1/16 x 12 x 1 3/16 in.); Unframed: 15.4 x 20.5 cm (6 1/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1984.14
The artist dated and signed this work on a rock at the bottom right of the painting.
The Trojan prince Paris was asked to determine which goddess was the most beautiful. Hera (tothe left of the group) offered him political power, and Athena (seen from the back), military prowess, but Paris awarded the golden apple to Venus, the goddess of love, who promised him Helen, the most beautiful mortal in the world.
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