Nymph going down to the bath, called The Bather of Falconet
Hand patinated reproduction. Mold made from a print of the original work on display at the Louvre.
With the patronage of Madame de Pompadour, the art of Falconet enjoyed great success. His art was combined of both elegant and refined forms, as well as sensual ones at times, as for example the Bather, of which a marble copy was exhibited at the 1757 Salon. The graceful form of this slender woman, with sloping shoulders and a small bust, is a frequent motif in Falconet's art.
The ingenuous expression of her face and her lowered eyelids, are equally constant features of the sculptor's canon of feminine beauty within the repertoire of his "boudoir works".
- Dimensions :
- 35 x 12 x 10,5 cm
- Material of the original work :
- Artiste :
- Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716-1791)
- Courant artistique :
- 18th century
- Museum of Conservation :
- Paris, Musée duLouvre