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The Judgment of Paris

The Judgment of Paris

(Dutch, 1566–1638)
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.)

Did You Know?

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.
  • 1984-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
    At least 1982-1984
    (Harari & Johns, London, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    Private collection, England?
    After 1761-?
    Probably the Marques de Fuente Hermosa, Spain
  • Lowenthal, Anne W. Joachim Wtewael and Dutch Mannerism. Doornspijk, The Netherlands: Davaco, 1986.
    Turner, Evan H. "The Year in Review for 1984." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 72, no. 2 (1985): 163-207. Referenced: cat. no. 22, p. 201, Reproduced: p. 190
    "1993 Annual Report." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 81, no. 6 (1994): 143-218. Mentioned: p. 170
    Chong, Alan, "Beauty Revealed", Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland Art: The Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine. Vol. 35 no. 01, January 1995 Mentioned & reproduced: 8-9
  • Year in Review for 1984. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 3-May 5, 1985).
  • {{cite web|title=The Judgment of Paris|url=false|author=Joachim Anthoniz Wtewael|year=1602|access-date=01 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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