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Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Laus Veneris, which translates as In Praise of Venus, is one of Edward Burne-Jones’ brighter oil paintings and was completed in 1873-1875.

It can now be found in the Laing Art Gallery but check ahead of visiting as it is sometimes loaned out elsewhere for larger exhibitions. This is becoming more common in the modern day as the Pre-Raphaelites and Arts and Crafts movements have received greater academic focus.

The Laing Art Gallery is based in New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne and hosts a fine collection of British art alongside some highlights from further afield. Love in Idleness from Lawrence Alma-Tadema is a fine work, as are several pieces by William Holman Hunt, Edward Burne-Jones (more besides Laus Veneris), Paul Gauguin, and Victor Pasmore that can be found here.