Sir W. Hamo Thornycroft, R. A. (1850-1925)
Bronze, mid brown patination
Signed and dated "Hamo Thornycroft 1898."
20 3/4 inches (52.5 cm.)
"Thornycroft exhibited a half-size model of the bather at the Royal Academy in 1898 and a marble version, now in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydey, was exhibited in 1902. The Fine Art Society represented the artist and sold the bronze version of the sculpture, liek the present example, in the early 1900s for 150 guineas" — Sir Alfred Gilbert and the New Sculpture, 103
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