Helen of Troy Pictures

So let's see some Helen of Troy pictures - it's interesting how the different artists imagined the most beautiful woman in the world, the one whom all the kings and princes wanted to marry.

Helen, 1892
Helen, 1892
Fantin-Latour,...
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This one is "Helen of Troy" by Evelyn de Morgan:

Helen of Troy by Evelyn de Morgan


And this one is Helen of Troy as seen by Dante Gabriel Rossetti:

Helen of Troy, 1863
Helen of Troy, 1863
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In this painting I like the gown, but the face is in the shadow, so it's not very clear what she looks like.
Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy
Johnson, Howard...
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An ancient mirror, with her portrait as imagined in that time.
Mirror Depicting Aphrodite Persuading Helen to Follow Paris to Troy, from Palestrina
Mirror Depicting Aphrodite Persuading Helen to Follow Paris to Troy, from Palestrina
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And a more modern image:
Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy
Macdonald, A.k.
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Aphrodite/Venus keeps her promise to give Paris the most beautiful woman on earth.
Venus Presenting Helen to Paris
Venus Presenting Helen to Paris
Hamilton, Gavin
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As we know, she decided to elope with Paris.
Embarkation of Helen for Troy
Embarkation of Helen for Troy
Amigoni, Jacopo
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Spartan Princess Helen Wife of Menelaus Elopes with Paris Prince of Troy
Spartan Princess Helen Wife of Menelaus Elopes with Paris Prince of Troy
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Other say that it was goddess Aprodite who convinced her to follow Paris.
Aphrodite, Helen and Paris, from Tanagra
Aphrodite, Helen and Paris, from Tanagra
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Other artists call this an "abduction", but I guess it was consensual.
Abduction of Helen of Troy
Abduction of Helen of Troy
Tassel, Jean
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The Abduction of Helen of Troy
The Abduction of Helen of Troy
Dandini, Cesare
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The Abduction of Helen of Troy by Paris, The Cause of the War Between Greece and Troy
The Abduction of Helen of Troy by Paris, The Cause of the War Between Greece and Troy
Ford, Henry...
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Lekythos Black Figure: Abduction of Helen
Lekythos Black Figure: Abduction of Helen
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The Abduction of Helen, circa 1626-31
The Abduction of Helen, circa 1626-31
Reni, Guido
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The Abduction of Helen, circa 1470
The Abduction of Helen, circa 1470
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The Rape of Helen, 1770s
The Rape of Helen, 1770s
Hamilton, Gavin
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The Abduction of Helen
The Abduction of Helen
Giordano, Luca
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A beautiful image of Helen and Paris, when they still loved each other.

Paris and Helen
Paris and Helen
David,...
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Album: Pediment Carved with Figures; Group of Paris and Helen
Album: Pediment Carved with Figures; Group of Paris and Helen
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Let's see if you spot what's wrong in this painting. As you see, it represents Paris and Helen, with the statue of Laocoon in the background. But if the statue existed, it means the facts it represented had already taken place. That is, Laocoon was killed my the marine snakes when he advised the Trojans against introducing the Trojan horse. This episode happened at the end of the war, when Paris was already dead, and Helen was married to Deiphobos.

Helen and Paris
Helen and Paris
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When in Troy, she had an ambiguous behaviour, she helped both Torjans and Greeks.

Helen Points out the Chief Heroes in the Greek Host to Priam
Helen Points out the Chief Heroes in the Greek Host to Priam
Ford, Henry...
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In other Helen of Troy pictures, she is represented on the ramparts of the city of Troy, maybe longing for the life she had left behind, maybe finally realizing the sorrow her whim had brought upon the others.

Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy
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Helen on the Ramparts of Troy
Helen on the Ramparts of Troy
Moreau, Gustave
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When she finally met her real husband, Menelaus, he wanted to kill her, but when she dropped her gown, he was blinded by her beauty and just forgave her.

The Meeting Between Menelaus and Helen after Helen's Affair with Paris
The Meeting Between Menelaus and Helen after Helen's Affair with Paris
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Menelaus and Helen
Menelaus and Helen
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For the story of Helen of Troy, click here.