The Bath by Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre
The Bath by Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre

The Bath

The Bath c1868 by Swiss Painter Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre (1806 – 1874)

This is a beautiful scene set in ancient times of two beautiful women; one with red hair and one with brown hair that seem to be engaged in giving a baby a bath.

The young lady with brown hair is clothed in a blue and red dress with a blue knitted mesh bonnet that is holding a baby with blonde hair over a basin that rest on a pedestal filled with water that seems to be a servant; while standing across the pair the woman with red hair that appears to be the child’s mother and who isn’t wearing any clothes, leaning on the basin with a light blue towel draped over the basin she is leaning on.

The basin is placed on a pedestal that sits in a shallow marble pool of water that has a flower laying in the pool.

Out of the pool is a brass vase with a curved handle on the front left, and a pink robe on the far right; and behind the women and child are six columns which are set as two rows of three that separates the forest from where they are.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Marc Gabriel Charles Gleyre is generally known by the name Charles Gleyre who was raised by an uncle in Lyon, France, when his parents died when he was about 8 or 9 years of age.

His uncle sent Charles to the city’s industrial school and began his artistic education under the French Painter and Lithographer Jean-Claude Bonnefond (1796 – 1860); an artist who was known for his portrayals of peasant life.

He then moved to Paris, France where he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts, and studied under the French Painter Louis Hersent (1777 – 1860); and he also studied under British Romantic Landscape Painter Richard Parkes Borington (1802 – 1826) at the Academie Suisse; and from there he traveled to Italy, where he became acquainted with French Painter Horace Vernet (1789 – 1863), and Swiss Painter Louis Léopold Robert (1794 – 1835).

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