The Bath, Second Version (Le Bain [deuxième planche])
Here, Pierre Bonnard employs the high vantage point and candid, unidealized approach to the female nude pioneered by his compatriot Degas. Bonnard, however, presents his bather frontally, seated in a full-length bathtub, a luxury not found in many French homes during Degas’s time. His model was his wife, Marthe, whose skin malady required long soaks.
Lithograph on laid China paper
Sheet: 14 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (36.5 x 27 cm)
Image: 13 x 8 7/8 in. (33 x 22.5 cm) (show scale)
Signed, "Bonnard" lower left in stone
Designated Purchase Fund
This item is not on view
Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947). The Bath, Second Version (Le Bain [deuxième planche]), ca. 1925. Lithograph on laid China paper, Sheet: 14 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (36.5 x 27 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 74.35. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.35_SL3.jpg)
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