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Judgment of Paris

A work made of engraving in black on buff laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on buff laid paper.

Date:

1544

Artist:

Hans Brosamer
German, c. 1500-1552/54

About this artwork

Hans Brosamer produced several classical roundels relating to the popular theme of powerful women. In this depiction of the moment that started the Trojan War, Paris, the prince of Troy, is portrayed as a shepherd; asked to choose the most beautiful among the goddesses Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, Paris selects Aphrodite, but only after the goddess promises him the love of Helen, queen of Sparta. When Helen is spirited away from her husband and into Paris’s arms, the epic conflict begins.

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Artist

Hans Brosamer

Title

Judgment of Paris

Origin

Germany

Date

1500–1554

Medium

Engraving in black on buff laid paper

Dimensions

115 × 115 (image/plate); 134 × 129 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Morris Woolf

Reference Number

1941.404

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