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Title

The anatomy class at the École des Beaux Arts

1888


Artist

François Sallé

France

1839 - 26 Nov 1899


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Other Title

The anatomy class


Alternative title

Un cours d'anatomie à l'École de Beaux Arts à Paris


Date

1888


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

218.0 x 299.0 cm sight; 239.0 x 321.6 x 10.0 cm frame new frame 20/11/15 269.5 x 350.0 x 14.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., oil "F SALLE 1888".


Credit

Purchased 1888


Accession number

728


Artist information

François Sallé

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


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


Referenced in 51 publications

Bibliography


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Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 17964, 'National Art Gallery – The interchangeable question', Sydney, 15 Oct 1895, p 3.

Anon., Athenaeum, no 3164, 'The Salon, Paris (Fifth and concluding notice)', London, 16 Jun 1888, pp 767–69: p 768.

Anthony Bond, Body, Sydney, 1997, pp 30, 125–27, 144, no 136, col illus p 125, fig 143.

Donna Brett, Look, 'Art from wow to ow: it's amazing where ethics and aesthetics can lead', Sydney, Dec 2003-Jan 2004, pp 32–33, col illus p 33.

Anthea Callen, Art History, vol 20, no 1, ‘The body and difference: anatomy training at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the later nineteenth century’, Mar 1997, pp 23–60: pp 24, 41–43, p 56 note 9, p 59 notes 61, 69, 70, 74, p 60 note 80, illus p 40.

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

Philippe Comar (Editor), Figures du corps: Une leçon d’anatomie à l’École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 2008, pp 51, 264, 475, col illus p 265. Illustrated in reference to no 124.

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 6.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', Sydney, 1988, pp 36–56: p 41.

Dr Henri Guerrier, Revue universelle illustrée, vol 1, 'La médecine au Salon', Paris, Jul 1888, pp 117–21: p 120.

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Martin Kemp, The human animal in Western art and science, Chicago, 2007, p 231, illus p 230, fig 167.

Martin Kemp, Nature, 'Science in culture: Armed with anatomy', London, 2000, p 998, illus p 998.

Jonathan Marshall, Forum for Modern Language Studies, vol 43, no 4, 'The priestesses of Apollo and the heirs of Aesculapius: medical art-historical approaches to ancient choreography after Charcot', 2007, pp 410–26: p 418, illus p 418, fig 5.

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Report of the trustees of the Public Library, Museums, & National Gallery of Victoria for 1896, Melbourne, 1897, p 25.

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Illustrated Sydney News, vol 26, no 17, 'Art notes', Sydney, 14 Nov 1889, p 20.

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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 1888 Salon.

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Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2001 [for the year ended 30 June, 2001], Sydney, 2001, p 71. Loan.