Erotic depictions of women in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography from the dawn of man to the present.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Personally Selected Venuses 8: Girls in a boat by Harry Holland

Two weeks worth of supplies?

We are sorry for the lack of posts of late but Triple P has recently changed jobs and is finding life rather time consuming as a result.  Still, our friend S in Vancouver sent us this image today, which we liked so much we decided to post it here.  We haven't been able to find out anything about it or where it came from but it chimes with an idea, we have been thinking about for some time, of writing an erotic tale of Jason and the Argonauts, where Jason and his crew would all be women.  Iaso was the Greek Goddess of healing (Jason means healer) so we would probably call her that.  

Apart from the fourteen lovely ladies, the whole premise behind the picture is intriguing. The poses are all rather theatrical and somewhat reminiscent of Victorian classical painting.  Splendid, anyway!

PS Thanks to those of our readers who have identified it as the work of talented British painter Harry Holland.


  1. This indeed lovely picture seems to be created by an artist named Harry Holland in 2011 and is rendered as a rather large oil-on-canvas. Look at his website:

  2. This is Harry Holland:

  3. I'd never heard of Harry Holland, but am glad I have now, thanks to Venusobservations - some amazing work in his portfolio!

  4. But who on earth would cast those lovelies out to see like that? Like that?