samedi 21 mars 2015

Lely's Venus

Aphrodite / Venus

Marble statue of a naked Aphrodite crouching at her bath, 

also known as Lely’s Venus. Roman copy of a Greek original 

This statue is sometimes known as 'Lely's Venus' named after the painter Sir Peter

 Lely (1618-80). He acquired it from the collection of Charles I, following the King's

execution in 1649.  After Lely's own death, it found its way back into the Royal Collection.

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