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An image of The kiss of the sun by Gaston La Touche

Gaston La Touche

(France 29 Oct 1854 – 12 Jul 1913)

The kiss of the sun
Alternative title:
Le baiser du soleil
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

99.0 x 110.0 cm stretcher; 126.8 x 137.6 x 8.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r., red paint "Gaston La Touche". Not dated.
Purchased 1923
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (1)

Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW from the 'European Art Exhibition for Australia' Sydney Town Hall 1923

Bibliography (8)

Selina Baring Maclennan, Gaston La Touche, a painter of Belle Époque dreams, Woodbridge, 2009, pp 115, 189, 204, col illus p 118, pl 96.

Penleigh Boyd, European art exhibition for Australia (exh cat), Town Hall, Sydney / Athenaeum Hall, Melbourne, Sydney, 1923, p [29], no 490.

George Harris, 'Art Gallery Trust [letter]', Sydney Morning Herald, no 26690, 21 Jul 1923, p 16.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Art Gallery of New South Wales: exhibition of continental art, Sydney, 1940, np, no 8.

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], [34], illus p [34]. No catalogue numbers.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 54, no 140.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales (annual report of the trustees for the year 1923), Sydney, 1924, p 2.

'European art – exhibition at Town Hall – opened by Lord Forster', Sydney Morning Herald, no 26680, 10 Jul 1923, p 6.

Exhibition history (3)

European Art Exhibition for Australia, Sydney Town Hall, Australia, Jul 1923–Jul 1923

Exhibition of Continental Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Nov 1940–Dec 1940

Salon and Academie: the charm of tradition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1984–May 1985