nude woman with round face and full figure, turned to PR, with legs in a pool; foliage behind woman

Diana at the Bath, c. 1631

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The John R. Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  2009.19.2

Rembrandt's rebellion against convention is written all over this print. Diana, the goddess of the hunt, is usually seen with a crescent moon on her forehead, but Rembrandt omitted it, asking viewers to divine her identity from her rich mantle and quiver of arrows. This is no idealized goddess; this is a real woman.

Details
Title
Diana at the Bath
Artist Life
1606–1669
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2009.19.2
Provenance
Fred Mulder (London); Richard Harris (Riverwoods, IL),1985; sold by him through C. G. Boerner (New York), catalogue Rembrandt: The Richard Harris Collection, New York, 2003, no. 19; to private collection Jonathon Vento (Phoenix, AZ), 2007; C. G. Boerner (New York), 2008
Catalogue Raisonne
Hind 42; Bartsch 201
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nude woman with round face and full figure, turned to PR, with legs in a pool; foliage behind woman