Woman Bathing in a Shallow Tub, 1885
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)
Charcoal and pastel on light green wove paper, now discolored to warm gray,
laid down on silk bolting; 32 x 22 1/8 in. (81.3 x 56.2 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.41)
The Met note: "When Degas exhibited his "suite of nudes," which included this pastel, at the eighth and last Impressionist exhibition in 1886, critics viciously attacked the ungainly poses of his bathers. After the exhibition, Degas gave the picture to Mary Cassatt in exchange for her Girl Arranging Her Hair (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)."