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Venus and Adonis:X-ray detail of Venus
Venus and Adonis:X-ray detail of Venus
The horizontal lines running through Venus's thigh and neck are two of three deep creases made when the painting was rolled up very early in its life. The heavy retouching, especially visible on her thigh, may have been applied by Titian himself.


Titian
Italian, about 1555 - 1560
Oil on canvas
63 x 77 3/8 in.
92.PA.42