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The Triumph of Venus
  • TitleThe Triumph of Venus
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 130 x 162 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 166 x 199 x 15 cm
  • DatingSigned 1740
  • Artist/Maker Artist: François Boucher, French, born 1703, dead 1770
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 770
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1865 Kongl. Museum
  • Collection HighlightsCarl Gustaf Tessins samlingأبرز الأعمال الفنيةTur i kärlek
  • Description
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    Venus, the goddess of love, was born full-grown from the foam of the sea. Here she is seated in a seashell, surrounded by sea creatures and representations of love: dolphins, tritons, naiads and cupids. The interacting figures, in voluptuous poses, create a scene of lively, sensual movement. Remarkably, the artist made only a few sketches before starting on this painting, despite its advanced composition. It was commissioned by Carl Gustaf Tessin.