African Venus

The comfort of the Royal Palace would be disrupted when Princess Nima is abducted from the home in 1847. Her kidnapping is motivated by vengeance against her Father who has destroyed villages and sent hundreds into slavery.

Nima would be transported against her will, travel to France, and work in the wealthy household of her captor. She meets a French Artist who is in the anti-slavery movement in France. This is the story of how he captures her beauty for the world to see.

Its May 1st, 1851 and its opening day at The Great Exhibition. Queen Victoria cuts the ribbon and enters the exhibition. She purchases the African Venus. It instantly becomes one of Charles Cordier’s most famous pieces.