The Rokeby Venus

Diego Valazquez

1647-1651, oil on canvas.

The Rokeby Venus also known as The Toilet of Venus was probably painted during the artist's visit to Italy.  It depicts the goddess in a sensual pose, lying on a bed and looking into a mirror held by her son Cupid, the Roman god of physical love. In this work, Velázquez combined two established poses for Venus: recumbent on a couch or a bed, and gazing at a mirror.

The National Gallery, founded in 1824, is situated in Trafalgar Square London. The entire collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from mid-13th century to 1900 belongs to the nation.

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  • Size: 160 x 160mm
  • Envelope: Slate Grey
  • Availability: 12 in stock
  • SKU: PFNG120

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