[The Judgement of Paris.][From (as it is thought) an ancient Painting, on a piece of Wall of Herculaneum, or Pompeja.]
[Published April 6.th 1790 for S. Sastres/Vide Mercurio Italico Vol.III. p.70.]
Etching and engraving. Proof before all letters, scarce. Plate 158 x 202mm. 6¼ x 8". With small margins.
Paris, seated on the ground by the sea, facing clouds; seated on the clouds, Juno and Venus, holding an apple, and Minerva, standing, Cupid looking up at Venus, his arms resting on her right knee. Above the sea, lightning, and a rainbow can be seen. Illustration to 'Il Mercurio Italico,' 1790.
De Vesme: 473; i/v.
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