Wlerick first modelled the present work in 1919, having just been demobilised after World War I. His wife served as a model for the Baigneuse.
Robert Wlérick (1882-1944), exh. cat. Musée Rodin and Musée Despiau-Wlérick, Mont-de-Marsan, Paris, 1982, pp. 15-20.
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