The Judgment of Paris

The Trojan War

The Judgment of Paris

c. 1545

Jean Mignon


after Luca Penni

(Italian, 1500/04-1557)


Support: Cream(3) laid paper

Sheet: 30.7 x 41.7 cm (12 1/16 x 16 7/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1989.42

Catalogue raisonné: Bartsch 64 (XVI.400)



Paris was a shepherd who was called upon to decide which of three goddesses (Juno, Minerva, or Venus) was the fairest. This mythological beauty contest led to the Trojan War.

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