Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Paris as a Youth

probably 1560–80
Flemish, Brussels
Wool, silk (18 warps per inch, 6-7 per cm.)
H. 137 1/2 x W. 207 inches (349.3 x 525.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of H. Edward Manville, 1941
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: (in panel at center of top border) COSILIAT CANTV IVVENV PARIS OMNIV AMORE/DAT SOCYS FRVCTVS BALNEA MVLTA PETENS; (on bottom edge of Paris's tunic) ALEXAI (ALEXAAI?) (Free translation: Paris by his song gains the love of all the youths/He gives his companions fruits and visits [or seeks] many baths, by M. Milne, 26 N 46)
[ Christie, Manson and Woods , London, May 18, 1911, no. 103; sold to Bush ] ; [ French and Co., New York ; sold to H. Edward Manville ] ; H. Edward Manville , Pleasantville, New York (until 1941; to MMA)
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