[Text by lar3ry gensch]
"The Toilet of Belle" (toilet.gif, 776x545x2, 12922 bytes) is another fanart drawing by Bob Ito <ito@[...]>. This picture is NOT part of the regular "Ito Galleries, Ink" series created for the readers of the rec.arts.disney newsgroup.
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In Bob's own words:
[This is] a picture of Belle, which is a spoof of the following painting, Diego Valezquez's "Venus at her Mirror" (aka "The Toilet of Venus" and "The Rokeby Venus"). I actually got the idea from Ward Kimball's "Art Afterpieces," where he had his own version of Velazquez's painting (and a number of others), and it was too good to pass up. :-)
For the benefit of the visitors to the Ito Galleries, Ink archive on the World Wide Web, I have included a JPEG of the original work, located at the address http://www.tiac.net/users/lar3ry/Ito/venus.jpg. I have no intention of making this available outside the web-site.