Venus of Urbino

Thomas Rowlandson British
After Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) Italian

Not on view

Around 1799, Rowlandson etched a series of works after Italian masters, often centered on nude figures. The present example is based on Titian's famous painting (Uffizi Gallery), wihere Venus rests naked on a bed, holding roses, as a puppy sleeps near her feet, and two women in the background take clothes from a chest.

Venus of Urbino, Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Etching and stipple, printed in brown ink

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