The Birth of Venus (Gérôme)

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The Birth of Venus
French: La Naissance de Vénus
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ArtistJean-Léon Gérôme
Year1890 (1890)[1]
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions129,5 cm × 79,5 cm (510 in × 313 in)
Locationprivate collection

The Birth of Venus or Venus Rising (The Star)[2] (French: La Naissance de Vénus; Vénus — l'étoile) is an 1890 painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme. It depicts the actual birth of Venus from the sea.

Sold at auction in 1991.[3] Currently is in a private collection.


  1. ^ Michael Charlesworth. Landscape and Vision Landscape and vision in nineteenth-century Britain and France. Aldershot, England; Ashgate, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7546-5664-7
  2. ^ Gerald M. Ackerman. The life and work of Jean-Léon Gérôme: with a catalogue raisonné. — 1986. — P. 268.
  3. ^ "Artworks for Sale & Auction Results. Jean-Léon Gérôme". Artnet. Retrieved 2018-09-10.