New York, East
3 November 1999
Frans Wouters (1612-1659)
The Judgement of Paris
inscribed with inventory number '79'
oil on copper
18 x 25in. (46.3 x 65.4cm.)
Anon. Sale, Sotheby's, New York, Jan. 8, 1981, lot 90, as Circle of Peter Paul Rubens, where purchased by the present owner.
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An alternative attribution to Jan Thomas van Yperen may be considered. See, for instance, the panel of Diana resting from the Hunt in the Muse du Louvre, Paris (J. de Maere, Illustrated Dictionary of 17th Century Flemish Painters, 1994, p. 1170).
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