The Judgement of Paris
Engraving, 292 × 435 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 5516
The composition was adapted from two ancient Roman sarcophagi that Raphael altered in the spirit of his mature classical style. Similarly to the working method he applied for his late commissions for paintings, Raphael may have delegated the creation of preparatory drawings for prints to his assistants. The preliminary drawing for The Judgement of Paris was probably made by workshop members, utilizing Raphael’s earlier Budapest Venus.
engraving, Marcantonio Raimondi, print, Raphael