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Reclining Venus

Born in Amsterdam, Sustris spent most of his career in Italy. In Venice, he was a close associate of the leading painter Titian. In this work, Sustris used as a model one of Titian’s most celebrated paintings, the so-called Venus of Urbino, but he gave his figure an elegant, more mannered pose.