The Judgment of Paris

Marcantonio Raimondi, Marco Dente, Raphaelca. 1517-1520 (possibly printed later 16th century)

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States


  • Title: The Judgment of Paris
  • Creator: Marco Dente after Marcantonio Raimondi after a design by Raphael
  • Date Created: ca. 1517-1520 (possibly printed later 16th century)
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Inscribed in ink below plate: “Judicium Priidis” and “Judicium Paridis”; inscribed, lower left: “RAPH. VRBI INVEN” and “SORDENT PRAE FORMA INGENIUM VIRTUS REGNA AURUM”
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1967
  • Materials & Techniques: Engraving on laid paper. Watermark: Letters with flower, possibly unidentified type or variant of Briquet 12046, G. Gaullet/Gigaullet (Briquet 12046 dates to 1560–1570, found Brunswick, 1561; Brussels, 1566; Hamburg, 1569; Arnheim, 1570; Tournai, 1570)
  • Keywords: mythology, nudes
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 289 mm x 432 mm (11.38 in. x 17.01 in.). Sheet dimensions: 292 mm x 443 mm (11.5 in. x 17.44 in.).
  • Bibliography: Bartsch 246 (vol. 14, p. 198) as a copy engraved by Raimondi; D. 114 copy no. 1 as possibly by Dente; Illustrated Bartsch 246 (vol. 26, p. 243) as a copy by Dente; Providence, First Maniera exhibition catalog (1973), 99; Shoemaker 65; P. (vol. 6, 70, 46); Dean, Fairbanks, and Pon, Changing Impressions (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1999), cat. no. 25, pp. 67–68.
  • Associated People: Created by Marco Dente (Italian, ca. 1486 - 1527), After Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, ca. 1470/1482 - 1527/1534), After Raphael (Italian, 1483-1520)
  • Accession Number: 1967.35.1

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