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Gustave Courtois


18 May 1852 - 25 Nov 1923


Alternative title

Etude de jeune fille



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


51.8 x 37.5 cm stretcher; 78.3 x 64.4 x 3.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l., green paint "G. COURTOIS PARIS 1890".


Purchased 1890

Accession number


Artist information

Gustave Courtois

Works in the collection


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Paris Salon, Paris/France, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Paris Salon 1890

Referenced in 14 publications


Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 16465, 'Review of the year – artistic', Sydney, 31 Dec 1890, p 10. As 'Study of a young girl'.

Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 16330, 'Art, music and the drama', Sydney, 26 Jul 1890, p 5. As 'A young girl in Japanese costume'.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Celebrity choice: Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge (exh brochure), Sydney, 1983, np.

Anne Gray, George W. Lambert retrospective: heros and icons, Canberra, 2007, pp 10–11, 119, 202 note 66, col illus p 11.

M., La chronique des arts et de la curiosité, no 3, 'Correspondance d'Australie – Le Musée de Sydney', Paris, 19 Jan 1895, pp 19–20: p 20.

Tom Roberts, The Argus, no 14150, 'The National Art Gallery of New South Wales', Melbourne, 31 Oct 1891, p 4.

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 [9], [18], illus p [19].

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 46, no 115, illus p 46.

Catalogue des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture et gravure exposés au Champ-de-Mars, le 15 mai 1890, Paris, 1890, p 44, no 230. As 'Etude de jeune fille'. Repr. Gaïte Dugnat, Les catalogues des salons de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, vol 1, 1890-1895, L’Échelle de Jacob, Paris, 2000, p 14.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 41, no 107, illus p 41.

Illustrated Sydney News, vol 28, no 12, 'French art notes [from our special correspondent in Paris]', Sydney, 06 Jun 1891, p 7.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 7, no 4.

Illustrated Sydney News, vol 27, no 16, 'Notes on art', Sydney, 02 Aug 1890, p 7. As 'A figure of a young girl'.

Art and Australia, series 2, vol 1, no 2, Sydney, May 1922, col illus pl 37 and on cover.