This is a beautiful statue of La Baigneuse - The Bather by artist Falconet. The Bather Statue by Falconet is his interpretation of Venus in the Hellenistic style preparing for her ritual bath. However, it is thought the real model for this statue was probably Mademoiselle Mistouflet, a close associate or mistress of Falconet. The lines and movement of this statue is very sensual and alluring.Venus was an very popular subject for sculpting or painting in the eighteenth century in France. This sculpture is imported from Italy and regular shipping transport can vary to 2- 6 months for delivery, this does come by ship. If needed for a desired date or faster delivery, please call our customer service for airfreight shipping cost for faster delivery toll free at 1-877-675-2634. Statue.com looks forward to your inquires and will be happy to give shipping quotes for air freight.