Avant le bal – Les confidences (Before the ball)
Les Confidences (Secrets)
oil on cedar panel
46.3 x 34.0 cm panel; 67.5 x 57.0 x 10.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., white paint "GEORGES CROEGAERT PARIS 1889".
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Paris Salon, 1889, Paris Salon, Paris, 1889–1889
Interiors - from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1981, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Dec 1981–03 Jan 1982
Salon and Academie: the charm of tradition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1984–May 1985
From Belgium with lace: Belgian art in Australia, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra, 19 Feb 2000–12 Jun 2000
Dr C. Fischer, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from Dr Fischer 1889. Purchased by Fisher from the Paris Salon.
Referenced in 5 publications
Canberra Museum and Art Gallery and Royal Belgian Embassy (Organisers), From Belgium with lace: Belgian art in Australian collections, Canberra, 2000, 2 (colour illus.). no catalogue numbers
Paris Salon, 1889 Catalogue illustré du Salon, 1889. cat.no. 672
Linda Slutzkin, Interiors - from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, 7-8, 16 (illus.). cat.no. 2
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
National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906. Benezit's mistaken name and year 'Avant le bal' in this publication.