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This is a large fine mid-19th century oil on canvas depicting a semi-naked girl beside a woodland stream with a group of shocked onlookers in the background by the eminent French Romantic painter Auguste-Barthélemy Glaize 1807–1893. ‘Femme-au-Bain’ is signed by the artist and dated 1852. It is presented in a superb quality bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age, having just been professionally cleaned, lined, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked, and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Glaize was one of the great French Romantic painters of the mid-19th century, most famous for his striking mythological, historical, and orientalist scenes often containing female nudes. His sensuous depictions of scantily clad young women also found their way into his Biblical paintings and although he received commissions for several important buildings – including the church of Saint Sulpice in Paris – his work was considered quite scandalous by many in the Catholic Church.

Glaize exhibited at the Paris Salon between 1836 and 1894, and today his paintings are held in numerous important collections, including that of the Louvre in Paris.

Dimensions: (framed) 83cm x 67cm (32¾” x 26¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 66cm x 49cm (26” x 19¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private French collection.
Presentation: Fine neoclassical gilt metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, lined, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.


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