A Statue of Venus

Jenkins saw Mona as “like a strapping statue of Venus, conceived at a period when a touch of vulgarity had found its way into classical sculpture. “  [ALM 107/105 ]

Venus de Milo Alexandros of Antioch Between 130 and 100 BC Marble Louvre Museum image public domain from Wikimedia Commons

Venus de Milo
Alexandros of Antioch
Between 130 and 100 BC
Marble
Louvre Museum
image public domain from Wikimedia Commons

Roman bronze statue of Venus St. Albans Museum, UK

Roman bronze statue of Venus
St. Albans Museum, UK

 

We have already seen how Quiggins thought contemporary sculptors might treat statuesque Mona. Now Jenkins is clearly not referring to the classic Venus de Milo but looking toward later visions of the goddess of love.

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