The Tub

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.

Key facts

Artist dates
1852 - 1931
Full title
The Tub
Date made
about 1886-7
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
65.4 x 54.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941
Inventory number
Location in Gallery