Catalogue No. 87
The Judgement of Paris (The Three Graces)

Artist: Watts, George Frederic OM RA
The Judgement of Paris (The Three Graces)

1817-1904
Oil on Canvas 31½ x 25¾ ins

Collection Details
Louis Miller, 1878; 1st Lord Faringdon by 1905; included in his sale, Sotheby’s, 13 June 1934, lot 137, when it was bought by Lord Faringdon.

Literature
M S Watts, Watts, 1912, ii, pp.44–5.

Exhibition Details
Paris, Exposition Universelle, 1878, No.265; RA, Winter, 1905, No.230.

Background
According to M S Watts, the model known as ‘long Mary’, who sat to the artist from the early 1860s for several years, inspired the present work.