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Troy: Myth and Reality at British Museum [London]

A drawing of the head and shoulders of a female dressed as Helen of Troy in a red robe and wearing a gold circlet and jewellery. Signed in monogram and dated.<br>
<br>There is an earlier version, in oils, of this watercolour in the Art Gallery o
Helen ©

The British Museum explores the endurance of the myth of the Trojan Wars in this exhibition. The Royal Collection has lent several works including Lucas Cranach's painting The Judgement of Paris, which provides an insight into the renewed interest in the Trojan myths by Renaissance artists, as well as Hans Eworth's painting of Elizabeth I and the Three Goddesses, which shows how the Queen chose to fashion herself in the image of the mythlogical Paris. Another key work on loan from the Royal Library is the earliest printed version of Homer's epic in Greek. The exhibition is on display until March 2020.

Many other items from the Royal Collection are on long-term loan to The British Museum.

Rooms and locations with objects on display