Judgment of Paris (Cranach, New York)

The Judgment of Paris is a 1528 painting by the German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder. It depicts the myth of Paris, Prince of Troy, selecting the fairest goddess from among Minerva, Juno, and Venus. Cranach likely based his depiction on medieval poetry or romances.[1] The painting is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Judgment of Paris
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ArtistLucas Cranach the Elder
Mediumoil on wood
Dimensions101.9 cm × 71.1 cm (40.1 in × 28.0 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City


  • Kathryn Calley Galitz. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings. New York, 2016, p. 276, no. 181, ill. pp. 185, 276.
  • Maryan W. Ainsworth in Maryan W. Ainsworth and Joshua P. Waterman. German Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1350–1600. New Haven, 2013, pp. 5, 54–58, 286–87.
  • Helmut Nickel. "'The Judgment of Paris' by Lucas Cranach the Elder: Nature, Allegory, and Alchemy." Metropolitan Museum Journal 16 (1981), pp. 117–29.
  • Max J. Friedländer and Jakob Rosenberg. The Paintings of Lucas Cranach. rev. ed. Ithaca, N.Y., 1978, p. 120, no. 254.


  1. ^ "Lucas Cranach the Elder, Judgment of Paris". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2020-08-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)