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.
- Giorgio Ghisi
- The Judgment of Paris
- Made 1555
- Engraving on cream laid paper
- 395 × 525 mm (image); 419 × 532 mm (sheet)
- Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noel Rothman