Following the great examples of Allegrain and Falconet in the eighteenth century, Aimé-Jules Dalou takes up the theme of bathers by adding the accent "naturalist", current of which he will be one of the greatest representatives at the end of the nineteenth century.
The workers and peasants he will study with passion have not yet entered his work.
In England, exiled after the Commune because of his revolutionary opinions, he began to model scenes of intimacy: Readers, Nursing Mother, etc... and Bathers. These subjects quickly attracted fans to England.
Aimé-Jules Dalou's journey to Flanders and the masterpieces he discovers lead him to soften and amplify forms. From this period this sensitive sketch, whose original plaster is found in the Petit-Palais, dates back to this period.
Reproduction in patinated resin or patinated bronze.
Delivery within 5 weeks for bronze model.
Dimensions in resin
Height: 18 cm.
Width: 9 cm.
Depth: 10 cm.
Weight: 0.9 kg.
Dimensions in bronze
Height: 19.5 cm.
Width: 12 cm.
Depth: 10.5 cm.
Weight: 3 kg.
Museum: Paris - Museum of Orsay.
Available materials: Resin or Bronze.
Artist: Aimé-Jules Dalou (1838-1902).