Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
upright=1.4|Fanny Pistor (in furs, with whip) and Sacher-Masoch The Titian painting Venus with a Mirror, from which Severin gets the idea of Venus in furs. Venus in Furs () is a novella by the Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, and the best known of his works. The novel was to be part of an epic series that Sacher-Masoch envisioned called Legacy of Cain. Venus in Furs was part of Love, the first volume of the series. It was published in 1870.