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LIPCHITZ, Ossip/Jacques

Druskieniki, Lithuania 1891 - Capri, Italy 1973

Baigneuse

Bather

1917

bronze

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): 35 14 × 14 12 × 11 in.

Acc. No.: 2003-230-1

Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Irving R. Segal, 2006

Photo credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art


Provenance

  • 2006, Bequest of Mrs. Irving R. Segal

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 14 March 2015

Comment

  • Museum's website, 15 March 2015:
    The modern forms of this Bather mask a classical subject: a nymphlike woman stepping into her bath, holding her drapery in her hands as she looks back over her shoulder. In his autobiography, Lipchitz likened this pose to similar works by the French sculptor Étienne-Maurice Falconet, perhaps having in mind that artist's famous marble sculpture The Bather (1757) in the Louvre, which Lipchitz visited often when he lived in Paris.