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A Girl Drawing and a Boy near a Statue of Venus  1715

by Pieter van der Werff

The girl is drawing a statue, a copy of the famous Venus Medici, a Classical sculpture in the Uffizi in Florence. The young artist also has other models at her disposal: the boy shows her a head of Venus and in the background is the head of a Greek philosopher. The plinth is filled with a painted rendering of a marble relief of children (putti) at play.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum