The prolific Belgian sculptor Pierre de Soete is perhaps best known for having modelled the 'Minerva' busts decorating the cars of this world-famous Belgian manufacturer. His oeuvre was, however, diverse, encompassing marbles as well as bronzes, and ranging from figures of athletes to large-scale public monuments. His work is today found in museums in Belgium and beyond. This ravishing marble nude showcases the sculptor's talent in the rendition of the human form.
M. Marx and C. Engelen, Beeldhouwkunst in België: vanaf 1830, Leuven, 2002, pp. 530-535