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An image of The first born by Gaston La Touche

Gaston La Touche

(France 29 Oct 1854 – 12 Jul 1913)

Title
The first born
Year
1883
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

144.8 x 144.8 cm stretcher; 167.5 x 167.5 x 7.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. [on box], brown paint "M P Gaston La Touche/ 1883".
Credit
Purchased 1888
Accession number
716
Location
19th & 20th c European art
Provenance (1)

Paris Salon, Paris/France, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Paris Salon 1888.

Bibliography (39)

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Exhibition history (5)

Paris Salon, 1888, Paris Salon, Paris, 1888–1888

Loan Paintings, National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 01 Sep 1894–30 Sep 1894

Exhibition of Continental Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Nov 1940–Dec 1940

Victorian Social Conscience, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Aug 1976–19 Sep 1976

Salon and Academie: the charm of tradition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1984–May 1985

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