Venus after the Bath

c. 1600

cast possibly by the Workshop of Giambologna

(Flemish, active Italy, 1529–1608)
after a model by
(Flemish, active Italy, 1529–1608)
Overall: 25.6 x 7 x 9 cm (10 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)
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Giambologna intended his bronze statuettes to be held and touched, to fully appreciate their smooth, elegant forms.


The statuette’s scale speaks to its likely place in private, intimate settings. The serpentine composition would have encouraged close examination from multiple angles. Compare the complexity of her pose to the relatively static Venus with a Burning Urn (1948.171).
Venus after the Bath

Venus after the Bath

c. 1600

Giambologna, Giambologna

(Flemish, active Italy, 1529–1608), (Flemish, active Italy, 1529–1608)
Italy, early 17th century

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