Bather

  • Joseph E. Renier, Bather, n.d., marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.80

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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.

Title
Bather
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
39 1/4 x 14 x 21 7/8 in. (99.8 x 35.5 x 55.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – sport and play – swimming
  • Figure female – nude
Object Number
1967.93.80
Palette
Linked Open Data
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