The judgement of Paris  1527

by Lucas Cranach the Elder

[b]According to the myth, Prince Paris was asked by Mercury to choose which of the three goddesses, Juno, Minerva or Venus, was the most beautiful.[/b] [br] Paris is here seen lying on the left, having just been awakened by Mercury after a dream, and the three goddesses are standing naked before him. Each of them has individually promised him a gift if the choice falls on...
38 x 50.5 cm
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark