CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

The Judgment of Paris

c. 1513
Oil and tempera on limewood, 43 x 32 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

Cranach took up the theme of the Judgment of Paris as early as 1508 in a large-format woodcut which over the next three decades led to at least a dozen painted versions. The panel in Fort Worth is thought to be the first of these.