On second thoughts the twin funnel job is the VEGA of Bergen Line not the VENUS.
The lifeboat at the after end of the accomodation is not fitted on the VENUS and you can just make out the samson posts near the foremast.
She was built in 1938 in Italy by Riuniti Adriatico at San Marco.
She was sunk in May 1945 by Allied bombers while in use by the Kriegsamarine.
I would now say that the picture was taken between May 1938 and April 1940 when the Germans invaded.
That seems to be supported by the age of the lorry mid right in front of the chandlers.