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Adriaen de Vries

about 1545 - 1626

Born in the Hague, de Vries was a sculptor who trained in Italy under Giambologna. From 1593, he was associated with the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II, in Prague. His important works include bronze portrait busts of Rudolf II and fountain sculptures in Augsburg and Copenhagen.

The National Gallery's Girl Bathing, painted sometime in the early 18th century, is thought to have been inspired by his work.