Woman Getting out of the Bath

Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Founder: Cast by A.-A. Hébrard et Cie (Paris)

Date: modeled probably ca. 1890 or later, cast 1920

Culture: French

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 16-3/4 x 7-1/4 x 6-5/8 in. (42.5 x 18.4 x 16.8 cm.)

Classification: Sculpture-Bronze

Credit Line: H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer, 1929

Accession Number: 29.100.383


One of the many sculptured bathers that can be related to similar subjects found among the artist's works on paper, this one is surely the bather seen from the left side, sponging her left knee, in a series of charcoal and pastel drawings that have been dated on stylistic grounds to about 1883 or 1884. The series includes one in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum titled Standing Bather (19.51.3).