Bather, also known as Venus after Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain
Beautiful sculpture in white Carrara marble representing the Bather or Venus in the bath after the sculptor Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain.
Signed on the base: Pugi Editeurs (Guglielmo Pugi).
Condition : perfect.
Italian work circa 1895-1900.
The Bather is a sculpture commissioned in 1755 by the Marquis de Marigny, brother of the Pompadour, and created by the sculptor Christophe-Gagriel Allegrain. The plaster cast was exhibited at the Salon of 1757, the marble was presented at the Salon of 1767. King Louis XV then offered the marble sculpture to the Countess du Barry, who installed it in her park at Louveciennes. It is currently in the Musée du Louvre (inv. MR 1747).
Height : 82 cm