The Judgment of Paris

A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.

Date:

1555

Artist:

Giorgio Ghisi
Italian, 1520-1582

About this artwork

Ghisi was among the most celebrated engravers in 16th-century Europe. This work, one of the engravers most ambitious compositions, is based on a drawing by G.B. Bertani, an Italian painter. It was produced while Ghisi was working in the Antwerp workshop of Hieronymous Cock, the most important print publisher in Northern Europe. Although based on the composition of another artist, the print was enhanced by Ghisi’ s own addition: the exquisite Northern landscape in the distance.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giorgio Ghisi

Title

The Judgment of Paris

Origin

Italy

Date

1555

Medium

Engraving on cream laid paper

Dimensions

395 x 525 mm (image); 419 x 532 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noel Rothman

Reference Number

1987.190

Extended information about this artwork

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