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Jean-Louis Forain, The Tub

Key facts
Full title The Tub
Artist Jean-Louis Forain
Artist dates 1852 - 1931
Date made about 1886-7
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 65.4 × 54.6 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941
Inventory number L707
Location Not on display
Image copyright On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941, © 2000 Tate
Collection Main Collection
The Tub
Jean-Louis Forain

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.

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