Venus Rising from the Sea — A Deception  

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Venus Rising from the Sea — A Deception (c. 1822) by American painter Raphaelle Peale.
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Venus Rising from the Sea — A Deception (c. 1822) by American painter Raphaelle Peale.

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Venus Rising from the Sea - A Deception (After the Bath) [1] (c. 1822) is a painting by American painter Raphaelle Peale.

It depicts a Venus rising from the sea hidden behind a towel that almost covers the canvas.

The painting famously comments on the fact that depictions of nude women, however artistic, were barely acceptable for public display in the United States of the early 19th century. Her "towel" greatly resembles a pocket-handkerchief.

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