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This painting was formerly attributed to Antonio Verrio. Paris selected Venus as the most beautiful of three goddesses. This painting and another entitled ‘The Armouring of Achilles’ are large fragments salvaged from the ceiling and wall decoration of the hallway of no.15 Queen Square, Bristol. The property, originally owned by a middle class merchant, was probably constructed in the second decade of the eighteenth century and was demolished in 1912.
oil on plaster
H 198.1 x W 266.7 cm
gift from Messrs Grace Brothers, 1907