In the Water

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In the Water
Eugene de Blaas In the water.jpg
Artist Eugene de Blaas
Year 1914
Type Oil on cradled panel
Dimensions 78.4 cm × 44.5 cm (30.9 in × 17.5 in)
Location Private collection

In the Water (French: Dans l'Eau) is an oil on cradled panel painting of a skinny dipping young woman by Eugene de Blaas. It is his only nude, as all his other subjects are fully clothed.[1] It is 78.4 cm high and 44.5 cm tall.


The painting depicts a naked young woman standing up to mid-calf in water, leaning forward, looking down at a school of tiny fish.[1] She has a rosy complexion, and her curly, dark brown hair is tied back.

Although there is no sun in the composition, golden light shines through the cloudy sky and reflects on the water. There is land in the background, with a patch of greenery to the right.

The artist signed his name and the date (1914) on the lower-left corner of the composition in dark ink.

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  1. ^ a b "Venus Observations". Retrieved 9/2/11.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)