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In Conversation With

Get up close and personal to some of London's most famous and favourite works of art.

Rokeby Venus, Venus at her Mirror, National Gallery

In Conversation with Venus at the National Gallery

I’m Venus at Her Mirror, but some people call me the Rokeby Venus or the Toilet of Venus. You can just call me Venus. The little fellow holding my mirror and helping me with my toilette  is my son, Cupid. Maestro Diego Velasquez’s bold brushstrokes poured life into this, my divine facsimile, in the seventeenth…