Blackpaint 630 – The Frenchman, the Sea Monster and the Swinging Light-Bulb » Laus Veneris, c.1873-75 (oil on canvas)

TW426910 Laus Veneris, c.1873-75 (oil on canvas) by Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833-98); 122.5×183.3 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK; (add.info.: Depicts the legendary court of Venusberg, the city of love; The knight seen in the centre of the window is riding off to seek forgiveness for having given himself up to a life of pleasure in Venusberg; The Queen’s women are playing music, known as the food of love; A rose, the symbol of love, lies on the ground by the Queen; The tapestry in the background shows Cupid riding on the chariot of Venus, the goddess of love;); © Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; English, out of copyright

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