Renoir's visit to Italy in 1881 stimulated an interest in subjects inspired by classical antiquity rather than taken from contemporary life. This resulted in series of nudes set in generalised landscape settings which he painted in the late 1880s and 1890s, of which this is an example.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1841 - 1919
Full title
A Bather
Date made
probably 1885-90
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
39.4 x 29.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Sir Anthony and Lady Hornby, 1961
Inventory number
NG6319
Location in Gallery