Venus at the Bath (Reduction) - Item #114
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
17 Inches High x 5 Inches Wide x 7 Inches Deep
Allegrain (1710-1795) received the commission for this piece in 1756 from the Director of the King's Buildings, and completed the marble in 1767. Also known as the Bather, the original is 68.5 inches high. The style was influenced by the work of Giambologna (1529-1608) and the concept also loosely derived from his Bather Placing Her Foot on a Perfume Vase. Denis Diderot, the French philosopher and art critic, praised Allegrain's statue when it was shown at the 1767 Salon. King Louis XV offered the sculpture to his mistress, Madame Du Barry, who placed it outdoors at her home, the Chateau de Louveciennes.
Artist: Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain
Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris
Time Period: Neoclassical, 1767
1911 Catalog ID # - 2852A
Montalbetti, Valérie. "Bather, also called Venus." Louvre Museum, http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/bather-also-called-venus.