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Paris and Oenone
  • Willem van Mieris (1662 - 1747)
  • Paris and Oenone
  • Netherlands
  • 1698
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 12.5 x 18.6 cm
    Frame size: 29 x 35 cm
  • Signature: '[W?] van / Mieris, / Fe-Ano 1698'
    Inscription: 'OENONE BEMINN[EN?].'
  • P179
  • East Galleries III
Further Reading
  • Venus and Cupid and Paris and Oenone (P181) were painted as pendants. Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, and his first love, the nymph Oenone, are depicted dallying in the shade of a tree upon which he had carved her name. She, in return, is about to reward his efforts with a crown of flowers.