Bain Turc (The Turkish Bath)
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This picture has an interesting literary source: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's account of a women's bath house in Turkey. The second edition of her Letters, which Ingres almost certainly used, was published in French in 1805. 'The Valpinçon Baigneuse' dates from 1808 and the same figure, modified, is used in the foreground of 'Bain Turc'. There is thus a line of continuity between the purity of the early figure and the great complexity of the later fantasy.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1863
Artist age:Approximately 83 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 198 cm (77.95 in.), Width: 198 cm (77.95 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 03 June 2006.
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