attributed to:

BROCHE, Joseph

? 1740 - ? after 1807

attributed to:

BROCHE, Jean-Baptiste Ignace

? 1741 - ? 1794

In the style of Etienne-Maurice Falconet (1716-1791).

Baigneuse assise tenant son pied gauche sur son genou droit pour l'essuyer

Seated Bather Holding Her Left Foot on Her Right Knee to Wipe It

c. 1775-1800



Dimensions (HxWxD): 11 116 x 6 12 x 6 12 in.

written in blue pen on fabric on the bottom of the sculpture: 89 6

Acc. No.: 78.20.50

Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Adele S. Browning Memorial Collection, gift of Mildred Browning Green and Honorable Lucius Peyton Green

Photo credit: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

© Artist : public domain


  • Vienna, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild (1840-1915)
  • Berlin, Valentin Weissbach
  • Berlin, Werner Weissbach
  • New York, Rosenberg & Stiebel
  • 1954, acquired by Mildred Browning Green and the Honorable Lucius Peyton Green de Los Angeles
  • 1978, their bequest to The Huntington


  • 2008 Bennett and Sargentson
    French Art of the Eighteenth Century at The Huntington, Edited by Shelley M. Bennett and Carolyn Sargentson, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 487-488, cat. 184, technical notes by Jane Bassett, entry by Carolyn Miner


  • 1892 Berlin
    Academy, Berlin, 1892

    1906 Berlin
    Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1906

    1910 Berlin
    Academy, Berlin, 1910