Woman Standing in a Bathtub

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) 
Woman Standing in a Bathtub, c. 1890–92
Charcoal with stumping on beige wove paper
17 x 11 5/8 in. (43.2 x 29.5 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1955.1394

This vigorously executed drawing of a woman absorbed in the intimate act of bathing, seemingly unaware of artist or viewer, is one of several of Degas’s late reprisals of the academic nudes he drew as a student.