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Title

The first born

1883


Artist

Gaston La Touche

France

29 Oct 1854 - 12 Jul 1913


Details


Date

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


Artist information

Gaston La Touche

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


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


Referenced in 43 publications

Bibliography


Anon, 'Lectures – Mr Dickinson at the Art Gallery', Sydney Morning Herald, no 15833, 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, 'The Paris Salon', Illustrated London News, vol 92, no 2559, London, 05 May 1888, p 477.

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.

Anne-Sophie Claudon, Petit traité de pudibonderie, ou les secrets du «contre coup de l’amour permis», unpublished Master thesis, Nancy, 2010, p 78, col illus p 60.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, 'The new pictures in the National Gallery', Illustrated Sydney News, vol 25, no 10, 25 Oct 1888, pp 5–6: p 6, illus p 5.

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

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

Renée Free, 'European Collection', Art and Australia, vol 10, no 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales special number, Sydney, Jul 1972, p 64.

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

Georges Lafenestre, Le livre d'or du Salon de peinture et de sculpture, dixième année, Paris, 1888, pp 5–6.

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

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

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

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.

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 (2 Apr 1900).

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).

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

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

'The art galleries of Sydney and Melbourne', Pall Mall Gazette, no 7651, London, 25 Sep 1889, p7.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Les achats au Salon', Le XIXe siècle, 18th year, no 6003, Paris, 22 Jun 1888, p 2. As purchased by the French State.

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

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

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

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 13, no 9. Refers to 'L'Accouchée', exhibited at the 1886 Paris Salon.

Salon de1888, catalogue illustré, peinture et sculpture [Paris Salon], Paris, 1888, p 26, no 1504, illus (with sketch) p 117.

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

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.

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

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

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 7, no 9. Refers to the 1888 Salon

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.