• The Bather - Francis Derwent Wood, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • The Bather - Francis Derwent Wood, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • The Bather - Francis Derwent Wood, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • The Bather - Francis Derwent Wood, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • The Bather - Francis Derwent Wood, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • The Bather - Francis Derwent Wood, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • The Bather - Francis Derwent Wood, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • The Bather - Francis Derwent Wood, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
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The Bather

Francis Derwent Wood

(British, 1871-1926)

Signed Derwent Wood
Dated 1909
Bronze with dark brown patination
Height: 15 3/4'' (40 cm)

Conceived and cast in 1909


The present model, conceived in 1909, featured prominently in the Pall Mall Magazine alongside busts by Alfred Drury and an image of Sir George Frampton’s Peter Pan. It is one of a number of smaller pre-war works by the artist which show the influence of late 19th-century Romantic French sculpture.

During the 1890s Wood made a number of trips to Paris where he particularly admired the work of Auguste Rodin. Here, the sculptor expertly captures the movement in the bather’s torso and her arms, giving the model a poise and charm that is less evident in his later memorial sculpture.

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British New School


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The New Sculpture Movement


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