Completed between and ,  and probably painted during the artist's visit to Italy, the work depicts the goddess Venus in a sensual pose, lying on a bed and looking into a mirror held by the Roman god of physical love, her son Cupid. The painting is in the National Gallery , London. She is often described as looking at herself on the mirror, although this is physically impossible since viewers can see her face reflected in their direction. This phenomenon is known as the Venus effect. Nudes were extremely rare in seventeenth-century Spanish art,  which was policed actively by members of the Spanish Inquisition. Despite this, nudes by foreign artists were keenly collected by the court circle, and this painting was hung in the houses of Spanish courtiers until , when it was brought to England to hang in Rokeby Park , Yorkshire. Although it was attacked and badly damaged in by the suffragette Mary Richardson , it soon was fully restored and returned to display. The Rokeby Venus depicts the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility reclining languidly on her bed, her back to the viewer—in Antiquity , portrayal of Venus from a back view was a common visual and literary erotic motif  —and her knees tucked.
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A BRIT was jailed for nine years today after raping and beating a woman in a jealousy-fuelled two-day ordeal at a Spanish apartment. Dylan Rory Rogers, 28, also forced his victim to dance naked and called her his 'slave' after accusing her of looking at another man on the beach and saying he would punish her. Prosecutors detailed the horrific sado-masochistic treatment he subjected her to in an indictment released ahead of his trial today at a court in the Majorcan capital Palma. After forcing her to perform a sex act on him and raping her on August 7 last year, he stopped her from leaving the apartment the following morning and made her have sex again before physically attacking her. Rogers, who has been held in prison since his arrest last August, was jailed for nine years after admitting to a crime of sexual assault and another of wounding.
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