Besides the Venus of Milo, the Art Association has three small statues of this goddess, the favorite divinity of both Greek and Roman sculptors, who left innumerable images of her. The Museum of the Louvre alone has no less than eighteen Venuses from the antique. Of these, the Venus of Arles, so called from its discovery at the French town of Arles, in 1651, is admired by all critics for the beauty of the head. Supposing it to be a Venus Victrix, Girardin, the French sculptor who restored the missing arms, put a mirror in the left hand, while in the right hand she holds the golden apple received from Paris. The age and author of this piece are unknown, but they were certainly Greek. The copy here is reduced from the size of the original, which is six feet high. Like the Venus of Milo, she of Arles is partly draped. [P. 9; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.