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Statuette - Woman Bathing

Woman Bathing

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1580-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giambologna (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statutette was made after a model by Giambologna.
Giovanni Bologna (1524-1608) was born in Flanders Giovanni Bologna (1524-1608), or short Giambologna went to Rome to study antique sculpture from about 1550 to 1553. He then travelled through Florence where he was persuaded to stay. He became sculptor to the Medici family and thus became one of the most influential sculptors of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. He drew attention to many artists from Northern Europe and disseminated his style mainly through small bronzes. He established an efficient and large workshop.

Physical description

Statuette in bronze of a woman / Venus bathing on a marble pedestal.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)


ca. 1580-1600 (made)


Giambologna (made)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 20.32 cm including pedestal

Object history note

Bought £2.

Descriptive line

Statuette, bronze, Venus / woman bathing, after a model by Giambologna, Italian (Florentine), ca.1580-1600.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Radcliffe, Anthony. 'Giambologna's 'Venus' for Giangiorgio Cesarini : a Recantation' in La scultura : studi in onore di Andrew S. Ciechanowiecki.. Torino : U. Allemandi, 1994-1996, vol. 2, pp.64-65, fig. 4 .
Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1861 In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 36

Production Note

After a model by Giambologna.



Subjects depicted

Figures; Women




Sculpture Collection

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