The Bathers

WAG 160


This painting is one of a group of romantic figure subjects made during the last years of the artist’s life. Despite its small size, Meninsky achieves a feeling of monumentality through his handling of the two female figures, with their small heads and heavy limbs, perhaps reminiscent of the sculptures of Henry Moore. The seascape is said to be a memory of southern Spain where the artist had worked over a decade earlier.