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The anatomy class
Un cours d'anatomie à l'École de Beaux Arts à Paris
oil on canvas
218.0 x 299.0 cm sight; 239.0 x 321.6 x 10.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., oil "F SALLE 1888".
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Paris Salon, 1888, Paris Salon, Paris, 1888–1888
Salon and Academie: the charm of tradition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1984–May 1985
Body, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Sep 1997–16 Nov 1997
Spectacular Bodies: The art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now, Hayward Gallery, London, 19 Oct 2000–14 Jan 2001
Paris Salon, Paris/France, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Paris Salon 1888
Referenced in 12 publications
Anthony Bond, Body, 'Embodying the Real', pg. 11-80, Sydney, 1997, 30, 125 (colour illus.), 125-7, 144. figure 143, cat.no. 136
Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'European art in the old courts', pg. 14-23, Sydney, 1984, 19.
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Figures du corps, 2008, 265 (colour illus.). illustrated in reference to cat.no.124
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 41.
Martin Kemp, The human animal in Western art and science, 'Art and Atavism', pg.211-242, 2007, 230 (illus.), 231. fig.167
Martin Kemp, Nature, 'Science in culture: Armed with anatomy', pg.998, London, 2000, 998 (illus.).
Martin Kemp and Marina Wallace, Spectacular Bodies - The art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now, 3. 'Artists and Academies', pg.69-91, London, 2000, 76-77 (colour illus.), 75. cat.no. 265
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', pg.410-426, Oct 2007, 148 (illus.).
John McLachlan, Anatomy teaching: ghosts of the past, present and future, 2005, (illus.).
Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, Heidelberg, Feb 1998, 25 (colour illus.).
Anna Waldmann, Renée Free and Nicholas Draffin, Salon and Académie: the charm of tradition: a catalogue of nineteenth-century European salon works, Sydney, 1984, (illus.). no catalogue numbers
Paul Wood, The Challenge of the Avant-Garde, 'Introduction', pg. 7-33, London, 1999, 28 (illus.), 29. plate no. 20