"The Woman after her bath", after Canova, is an alabaster sculpture, representing Aphrodite coming out of her bath, retaining her fluid drape revealing a breast. Surprised in her nudity, looking to the left, she raises her drape to hide her body. Her hair decorated with curls is held back by a ribbon. At her feet, a four-legged lion chair is slightly hidden under her drapery.
The statue is based on the model of Antonio Canova, "La Venus Italica" (kept at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence). He was inspired by the classical Greek statues. In 1801, Napoleon Bonaparte chased the Consul out of Florence and claimed the "Venus de Medici", a Greek sculpture dating from the first century BC. Faced with this loss, the city of Florence commissioned Antonio Canova a few years later to create a statue that would replace the lost ancient masterpiece.
Dim: W: 5,9 in - D: 5,9in - H: 19,7in.
Dim: L:15cm, P:15cm, H:50cm.