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Creator:
Print made by Bernard Lens, 1659–1725, British
after Sir Peter Lely, 1618–1680, Dutch, active in England (from 1643)
Title:

The Judgement of Paris

Date:
1680s to 1690s
Medium:
Mezzotint on thin, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 11 1/2 × 8 3/4 inches (29.2 × 22.2 cm) and Image: 11 1/8 × 8 3/4 inches (28.3 × 22.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "372"

Lettered below image, lower center: "The Judgement of Paris"; lower left: "P.Lely Eques delin. | B.Lens fecit."; lower right: "E.Cooper excudit, Cum- | Privilegio Regis."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1001
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angel | apple | armor | cape | chariot | cloud | crown | Garland | god | goddess | helmet | hill | man | mother | nude | nymph | Paris and the golden apple | peacock | peacock (bird) | pointing | prelude to the Trojan war: the love-story of Paris (also called Alexander) and Helen | putto | religious and mythological subject | rock | sitting | son | spear | staff | the Judgement of Paris (Mercury present) | tree | Trojan war | vine | watching | wings | woman | woods
Associated People:
Mercury
Minerva
Venus
Jupiter
Cupid
Mars
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22691
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