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The Toilet of Venus

Photo credit: National Trust Images

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Venus is shown naked, lying back in an interior, attended by the Three Graces (Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia), the daughters of Zeus. One combs her hair, another holds Venus's right foot onto her thigh and a third ties a bracelet onto Venus's arm. Cupid stands between her legs with his bow and arrow on the floor in front of them. Another putto is seen in the background leaning in through the window and plucking flowers from a vase on the shelf inside.

National Trust, Stourhead

Warminster


Date

1723–1745

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 261.5 x W 205.5 cm

Accession number

732315

Acquisition method

gift from Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare along with the estate, house and its contents, 1946

Work type

Painting


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National Trust, Stourhead

Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6QD England

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