Venus Rising from the Sea (Venus Anadyomene)

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Titian's Venus fills the canvas. The small shell floating on the water identifies the beautiful nude female as the goddess of love. The ancient Greek

National Galleries of Scotland: National


Venus Rising from the Sea (Venus Anadyomene)




oil on canvas


H 75.8 x W 57.6 cm

Accession number

NG 2751

Acquisition method

acquired from the Trustees of the 7th Duke of Sutherland, partially in lieu of inheritance tax, with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) and the Scottish Executive, 2003

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