Henri Fantin-Latour
Judgment of Paris c.1863

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Henri Fantin-Latour 1836–1904
Judgment of Paris
Jugement de Paris
Date c.1863
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 229 x 279 mm
frame: 395 x 445 x 83 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Hans Velten 1931
Not on display

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The shepherd Paris judged a contest of beauty between the goddesses Venus, Juno and Minerva. He here awards the prize of a golden apple to Cupid to give to Venus, who is seen at the left with her clothes billowing around her. Fantin-Latour is best known as a painter of flowers, but throughout his life he also painted subject pictures like this small, early oil sketch.

January 1990

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