This painting was inspired by the artist's friend, Degas, who was exploring the theme of women bathers in pastel drawings during the 1880s. It was possibly included in Forain's retrospective exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris in 1913, in which works entitled 'The Toilet' and 'Woman at her Toilet' were listed.
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941, © 2000 Tate
1852 - 1931
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
65.4 x 54.6 cm
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941
Location in Gallery