- 39 1⁄4 x 14 x 21 7⁄8 in. (99.8 x 35.5 x 55.7 cm.)
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
- Mediums Description
- Figure female — nude
- Recreation — sport and play — swimming
- Object Number
In a 1967 letter, Curator of Painting and Sculpture Dr. Richard P. Wunder at the National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) wrote that Joseph Renier's Bather is "the most significant marble work by Mr. Renier that we could ever hope to acquire." (SAAM Curatorial File) In the sculpture, Renier captured a young woman during a private moment of leisure, her serene expression and relaxed body suggesting she is completely unaware of her surroundings.