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Title

The first born

1887


Artist

Gaston La Touche

France

29 Oct 1854 - 12 Jul 1913


Details


Date

1887


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/ 1887".


Credit

Purchased 1888


Accession number

716


Artist information

Gaston La Touche

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


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


Referenced in 51 publications

Bibliography


Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 15833, 'Lectures – Mr Dickinson at the Art Gallery', 20 Dec 1888, p 11.

Selina Baring Maclennan, Gaston La Touche: a painter of Belle Epoque dreams, 2009, pp 24, 29, 189, 193, col illus p 28, pl 11.

H C Baxter, Illustrated London News, vol 92, no 2559, 'The Paris Salon', London, 05 May 1888, p 477.

E de B [ [Beaurepaire, Annuaire des cinq départements de la Normandie publié par l’association normande, ‘Les artistes normands au Salon de 1888’, E de], 1889, pp 517–29: p 523.

John E Branch, Picture study in schools, records of the Education Society, no 7, Sydney, 1913, pp 41–43, illus p 42.

Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, Sydney, 1984, 19.

Anon. ['Cervus'], Sydney Morning Herald, no 16690, 'To the Gallery with an artist', Sydney, 19 Sep 1891, p 4.

Anne-Sophie Claudon, Petit traité de pudibonderie, ou les secrets du «contre coup de l’amour permis», unpublished Master thesis, Nancy, 2010, p 78, col illus p 60.

Sidney Dickinson, Illustrated Sydney News, vol 25, no 10, 'The new pictures in the National Gallery', 25 Oct 1888, pp 5–6: p 6, illus p 5.

Ann Elias, Nineteenth-century art worldwide, vol 8, no 2, 'Fantin-Latour in Australia', Autumn 2009, pp 1–21: p 14 note 28.

Henry Frantz, Gaston La Touche, London, 1914, pp 4, 17.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', Sydney, 1988, pp 36–56: p 48.

Renée Free, Art and Australia, vol 10, no 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales special number, 'European collection', Sydney, Jul 1972, pp 63–75: p 64.

Dr Henri Guerrier, Revue universelle illustrée, vol 1, 'La médecine au Salon', Paris, Jul 1888, pp 117–21: p 119.

Georges Lafenestre, Le livre d'or du Salon de peinture et de sculpture, dixième année, Paris, 1888, pp 5–6. As purchased by the French State.

Emmanuelle Le Bail, Gaston La Touche (1854-1913), les fantaisies d'un peintre de la Belle Époque, 2014, pp 10, 32, 48, 69, 128.

André Michel, Gazette des beaux-arts, 30th year, 2nd period, vol 37, 'Salon de 1888 (1er article)', 01 Jun 1888, pp 441–54: p 445.

Gabriel Mourey, The Studio, vol 16, no 72, 'The work of Gaston La Touche', London, Mar 1899, pp 76–89: p 84.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1891, Sydney, 1891, p 60, no 185, illus p 60.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Art Gallery of New South Wales: exhibition of continental art, Sydney, 1940, no 85.

A Stranger, Sydney Morning Herald, no 15757, 'Our art exhibits', 22 Sep 1888, p 8.

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 26.5.1916-4.5.1923, Sydney, 1916-1923, p 459 (24 Mar 1922).

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 2.6.1898-13.3.1903, Sydney, 1898-1903, p 323 (18 Jan 1901).

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 27.8.1909-28.4.1916, Sydney, 1909-1916, p 78 (26 Aug 1910).

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 2.6.1898-13.3.1903, Sydney, 1898-1903, p 233 (3 Apr 1900).

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 1.9.1891-4.5.1898, Sydney, 1891-1898, p 347 (19 Nov 1896).

J Valmy-Baisse, Gaston La Touche: sa vie, son œuvre, nombreuses reproductions, no 9, Paris, 1910, p [9].

Anna Waldmann, Renée Free and Nicholas Draffin, Salon and Académie: the charm of tradition: a catalogue of nineteenth-century European salon works, Sydney, 1984, pp [10], [11], [32], illus p [33]. No catalogue numbers.

Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants exposés au Palais des Champs-Elysées, le 1er mai 1888 [Paris Salon], Paris, 1888, p 122, no 1504. Entered as 'L'accouchée'.

Dictionnaire de la peinture, 'La Touche (Gaston)', Paris, 2003, p 667.

Victorian social conscience, Sydney, 1976, p 39, no 46.

An exhibition of a selected number of subject pictures belonging to the national collection, typescript exh cat, Sydney, Jul 1943, p 5, no 17.

New South Wales Art Gallery pictures, Sydney, 1931, np, col illus pl 9.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 11, no 12.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 13, no 9.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales Bi-monthly conversational discussions, 1906–7, 'On the proposal to hold "Conversational discussions" at the Art Gallery of NSW', Sydney, 1910, pp 3–9: p 7.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 7, no 9.

AGNSW archive BF 12/1896, 31 Jul 1896.

Catalogue of the loan collections of oil paintings exhibited at the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide National Galleries on the 1st of Sep 1894, 1894, p 12, no 6, iillus p 12.

Art lectures delivered by Sidney Dickenson, MA at the National Art Gallery of New South Wales …, Sydney, 1889, pp 38–39.

The Chronicle of Art, suppl to the Magazine of Art, 'Recent art movement in Australia', Oct 1889, p iii.

Pall Mall Gazette, no 7651, 'The art galleries of Sydney and Melbourne', London, 25 Sep 1889, p 7.

Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants exposés au Palais des Champs-Elysées, le 1er mai 1889[Paris Salon], Paris, 1889, p xiv. Refers to 'L'Accouchée', exhibited at the 1886 Paris Salon.

National Art Gallery (report of trustees for the year 1888), Sydney, 1889, p 1.

Sydney Mail, vol 46, no 1486, 'Mr Dickinson at the Art Gallery', 29 Dec 1888, p 1345.

La lanterne, 12th year, no 4080, 'Les achats du Salon', Paris, 22 Jun 1888, p 2.

Le XIXe siècle, 18th year, no 6003, 'Les achats au Salon', Paris, 22 Jun 1888, p 2.

Le Gaulois, 22nd year, 3rd series, no 2123, 'Les achats au Salon', Paris, 21 Jun 1888, p 3.

L'Universelle Exposition de 1889 illustrée, 21st year, 3rd series, no 9, 'Les récompenses du Salon', Paris, 01 Jun 1888, p 7.

La lanterne, 12th year, no 4059, 'Le Salon – les médailles', Paris, 01 Jun 1888, p 2.

Salon de 1888, catalogue illustré, peinture et sculpture [Paris Salon], Paris, 1888, p 26, no 1504, illus (with sketch) p 117. Entered as 'L'accouchee'.