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Venus at the Bath (Reduction) - Item #114

$ 190.00

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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

 

Sources:

Montalbetti, Valérie. "Bather, also called Venus." Louvre Museum,  http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/bather-also-called-venus.