http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/henri-gervex-275-c-bz7lhnehbjFRENCH, 1852-1929<br> A SLEEPING BATHER <br><br>A SLEEPING BATHER<br><br><B>measurements</B><br>20 1/2 by 33 in.<br><br><B>alternate measurements</B><br>52 by 84 cm<br><br>signed <EM>H Gervex</EM> (lower left)<br><br>oil on canvas<br><br>This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné on the work of the artist, being prepared by Jean-Christophe Pralong-Gourvennec.<br><br>NOTE<br><br>This work may be a study for the <EM>Baigneuse endormie</EM> exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1873 (no. 23) which is now in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Rochelle.<br><br>There are several differences: our <EM>Baigneuse</EM> is placed against a rocky backdrop reminiscent of Courbet, whereas in the La Rochelle version, the background is primarily a sylvan landscape.
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