La Toilette (1870)

Bazille, Frédéric (1841-1870)

La Toilette
Oil on canvas, 130 x 128 cm
Musée FabreMontpellier

Inspired by the orientalist imagination as well as the biblical universe, the painting depicts a modern Bathsheba being prepared by two servants for nuptial union. This sensual painting was accepted at the Salon of 1870 with the support of Alexandre Cabanel. (FABRE)