The British Museum Photo Series…

Lely’s Venus (Aphrodite.)  “Here the goddess Venus is surprised as she bathes, her water jar resting under her left thigh.  Her beautiful head, with its top-knot hairstyle, is turned nervously to one side, perhaps in the direction of an intruder.” ― from the British Museum’s description.

The painter Sir Peter Lely (1618-80) acquired this iconic statue from the collection of Charles I, following the King’s execution in 1649.
© David-Kevin Bryant
© David-Kevin Bryant
© David-Kevin Bryant

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