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

The Judgment of Paris

Pen and ink on paper, 201 x 144 mm
Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig

This free sketch probably served as a preliminary idea for later painted versions of the theme. None of these paintings follow the initial design exactly but simply rearrange its landscape and figural motifs.