Toilet of Venus by Francesco Albani

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Painting NameToilet of Venus
Painter NameFrancesco Albani
Completion Date1633
Size202 x 252 cm
Current LocationMusée du Louvre Paris

In 1621, Ferdinando Gonzaga, the Duke of Mantua, commissioned a series of The Story of Venus for his Villa Favorita. Completed in 1633, these pictures are enlarged versions of the round compositions of a cycle formerly executed for the prince Borghese towards 1615-17. The Toilet of Venus belongs to the series.


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