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E. Phillips Fox(1865-1915)
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Study of a Peasant Woman (with Mauve Dress) c.1904 oil on panel

Lot 85: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Study of a Peasant Woman (with Mauve Dress) c.1904 oil on panel

Auction Date: Nov 23, 2021

Estimate: AUD8,000 - AUD10,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Study of a Peasant Woman (with Mauve Dress) c.1904
oil on panel
33 x 25.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above

LITERATURE:
Zubans, R., E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, illus. p.92 pl. C32, p. 221 as cat. no. 187
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX, ON THE MOLO, VENICE (VERSO: LANDSCAPE), 1907

Lot 43: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX, ON THE MOLO, VENICE (VERSO: LANDSCAPE), 1907

Auction Date: Nov 10, 2021

Estimate: AUD20,000 - AUD30,000

Description:
EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX
(1865 - 1915)
ON THE MOLO, VENICE (VERSO: LANDSCAPE), 1907
oil on wood
16.0 x 22.0 cm
signed lower left: E. PHILLIPS FOX

PROVENANCE
Sir Keith Murdoch, Cruden Farm, Victoria, acquired c.1952
Thence by descent
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Cruden Farm, Victoria
Thence by descent
Private collection, Melbourne

EXHIBITED
Paintings by E. Phillips Fox
, Guild Hall, Melbourne, February – March 1908, no. 25

LITERATURE
Zubans, R.,  E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1995, cat. U129, p. 234


ESSAY
In the spring of 1907 Emanuel Phillips Fox and his artist wife Ethel Carrick left Paris for Venice for their honeymoon. Upon their return to Melbourne in 1908, Phillips Fox held an exhibition at the Guildhall in March which included On the Molo, Venice, 1907 and 12 other Venetian subjects, followed by an exhibition in Sydney at the Grosvenor Rooms in June. Melbourne sales were reported to be successful with four Venetian subjects selling to the Northcote family.1  On the Molo, Venice was most likely sold during the Melbourne exhibition as it was not included in following Sydney selection. Ruth Zubans observed the immediate and painterly nature of the smaller Venetian panels, writing ‘Some of the Venetian studies are small poetic scenes with picturesque architecture, sailing boats and decorative figures painted quickly with a creamy brush… Some scenes with sunlight shimmering on the water, reveal a loosening of the surface, with more assertive strokes and freer colour…’2

‘The Molo’ denotes the historic stone waterfront entrance to Venice, a favoured subject of Canaletto during the 1730s. Nearby, dominating the eastern side of the adjoining Piazza San Marco, are located St Mark’s Basilica and the Venetian Gothic style Doge’s Palace – subjects which were also painted by Phillips Fox and similarly featured in the Guildhall, Melbourne exhibition.

1. The Bulletin, 12 March 1908, cited in Zubans, R.,  E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, p. 140
2. Zubans, op. cit., p. 138

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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Deutscher and Hackett

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915), Evening Light in a French Landscape

Lot 77: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915), Evening Light in a French Landscape

Auction Date: Jun 30, 2021

Estimate: AUD5,000 - AUD7,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX
(1865-1915)

Evening Light in a French Landscape
oil on board
22.5 x 32.0 cm
signed lower left: Fox

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Location: South Yarra, VIC, AU

Auction House: Menzies

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Fruit Sellers oil on panel

Lot 5: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Fruit Sellers oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD8,000 - AUD10,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Fruit Sellers
oil on panel
25.5 x 34cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Head and Shoulder Study of a Girl with Yellow Hat c. 1910-12 oil on panel

Lot 6: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Head and Shoulder Study of a Girl with Yellow Hat c. 1910-12 oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD10,000 - AUD15,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Head and Shoulder Study of a Girl with Yellow Hat c. 1910-12
oil on panel
34 x 26cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above

EXHIBITIONS:
E. Phillips Fox & Ethel Carrick Fox, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, 13 November - 6 December 1997, cat. no. 18 (illus.)

LITERATURE:
Zubans, R., E. Phillips Fox: His Art and Life, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, cat. no. 355
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Horses oil on panel

Lot 1: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Horses oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD4,000 - AUD6,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Horses
oil on panel
12.5 x 20.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above

OTHER NOTES:
Related work:
Ploughing 1904, oil on panel, 13 x 21cm
Zubans, R., Emanuel Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1991, pl. C31
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Harvest oil on panel

Lot 2: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Harvest oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD4,000 - AUD6,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Harvest
oil on panel
13 x 20.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Thatched Roofs oil on panel

Lot 3: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Thatched Roofs oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD3,000 - AUD5,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Thatched Roofs
oil on panel
15 x 20cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) The Henhouse oil on panel

Lot 4: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) The Henhouse oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD3,000 - AUD5,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
The Henhouse
oil on panel
15 x 21cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Coastal Scene oil on panel

Lot 31: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Coastal Scene oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,000 - AUD1,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Coastal Scene
oil on panel
14 x 18cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Haystacks oil on panel

Lot 32: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Haystacks oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,500 - AUD2,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Haystacks
oil on panel
14 x 21.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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POSSIBLY BY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) River Studies oil on panel (split, two parts)

Lot 34: POSSIBLY BY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) River Studies oil on panel (split, two parts)

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD700 - AUD1,000

Description: POSSIBLY BY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
River Studies
oil on panel (split, two parts)
35 x 23cm (overall)

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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POSSIBLY BY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) The Lone Tree oil on board

Lot 35: POSSIBLY BY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) The Lone Tree oil on board

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,000 - AUD2,000

Description: POSSIBLY BY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
The Lone Tree
oil on board
26 x 34cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Buildings at Dusk III oil on panel

Lot 30: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Buildings at Dusk III oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,800 - AUD2,800

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Buildings at Dusk III
oil on panel
12 x 21.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Gathering Hay oil on panel

Lot 25: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Gathering Hay oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD10,000 - AUD15,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Gathering Hay
oil on panel
34 x 26cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Through the Trees oil on panel double-sided

Lot 21: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Through the Trees oil on panel double-sided

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD5,000 - AUD8,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Through the Trees
oil on panel
double-sided
13 x 20.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Buildings at Dusk II oil on panel double-sided

Lot 27: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Buildings at Dusk II oil on panel double-sided

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,500 - AUD2,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Buildings at Dusk II
oil on panel
double-sided
16 x 22cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Sea at Dusk oil on panel

Lot 29: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Sea at Dusk oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,500 - AUD2,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Sea at Dusk
oil on panel
16 x 22cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Workmen oil on panel

Lot 17: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Workmen oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD9,000 - AUD12,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Workmen
oil on panel
26 x 34cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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POSSIBLY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Study of a Girl oil on panel

Lot 18: POSSIBLY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Study of a Girl oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD700 - AUD1,000

Description: POSSIBLY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Study of a Girl
oil on panel
15 x 21cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Street Scene oil on panel double-sided

Lot 14: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Street Scene oil on panel double-sided

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,500 - AUD2,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Street Scene
oil on panel
double-sided
16 x 22cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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POSSIBLY BY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Portrait of a Man oil on panel

Lot 15: POSSIBLY BY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Portrait of a Man oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,000 - AUD2,000

Description: POSSIBLY BY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Portrait of a Man
oil on panel
35 x 26.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Portrait/ Royal Exhibition Building oil on panel double-sided

Lot 16: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Portrait/ Royal Exhibition Building oil on panel double-sided

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD7,000 - AUD10,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Portrait/ Royal Exhibition Building
oil on panel
double-sided
33 x 24cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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POSSIBLY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Landscape Studies oil on canvas (3)

Lot 44: POSSIBLY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Landscape Studies oil on canvas (3)

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD800 - AUD1,200

Description: POSSIBLY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Landscape Studies
oil on canvas (3)
sizes variable, irregular

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Buildings at Dusk oil on panel

Lot 10: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Buildings at Dusk oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,000 - AUD2,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Buildings at Dusk
oil on panel
12.5 x 21.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) River Reflections oil on panel

Lot 11: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) River Reflections oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,500 - AUD2,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
River Reflections
oil on panel
16 x 22cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Untitled (Landscape) oil on panel

Lot 12: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Untitled (Landscape) oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD3,000 - AUD4,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Untitled (Landscape)
oil on panel
27 x 35cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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POSSIBLY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Untitled (Possibly Drapery Study) oil on panel

Lot 28: POSSIBLY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Untitled (Possibly Drapery Study) oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD800 - AUD1,000

Description: POSSIBLY EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Untitled (Possibly Drapery Study)
oil on panel
35.5 x 25cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Horses at Rest oil on panel

Lot 24: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Horses at Rest oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD3,500 - AUD4,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Horses at Rest
oil on panel
15.5 x 21.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Study of a Peasant Woman (with Mauve Dress) c.1904 oil on panel

Lot 7: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Study of a Peasant Woman (with Mauve Dress) c.1904 oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD10,000 - AUD15,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Study of a Peasant Woman (with Mauve Dress) c.1904
oil on panel
33 x 25.5cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above

LITERATURE:
Zubans, R., E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, illus. p.92 pl. C32, p. 221 as cat. no. 187
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Trees in Landscape oil on panel

Lot 26: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915) Trees in Landscape oil on panel

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Estimate: AUD5,000 - AUD8,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX(1865-1915)
Trees in Landscape
oil on panel
30.5 x 19.8cm

PROVENANCE:
The Estate of Ethel Carrick Fox, 1952
The Estate of Graham Joel
Private collection, Melbourne by descent from the above
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Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leonard Joel

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Attributed to Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865 - 1915) - Untitled 37 x 28 cm

Lot 530: Attributed to Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865 - 1915) - Untitled 37 x 28 cm

Auction Date: Jan 28, 2021

Estimate: AUD1,500 - AUD2,500

Description: Attributed to Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865 - 1915)
Untitled
oil on academic board (unframed)
37 x 28 cm
signed lower left
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Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Auction House: Lawsons

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX - (1865-1915) - TOWN ON THE SOMME (ALSO KNOWN AS FRENCH VILLAGE: LONG ON THE SOMME) c.1907

Lot 45: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX - (1865-1915) - TOWN ON THE SOMME (ALSO KNOWN AS FRENCH VILLAGE: LONG ON THE SOMME) c.1907

Auction Date: Dec 01, 2020

Estimate: AUD5,000 - AUD7,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX
(1865-1915)
TOWN ON THE SOMME (ALSO KNOWN AS FRENCH VILLAGE: LONG ON THE SOMME) c.1907
Signed E. Phillips Fox lower left, titled A French Village: Long on the Somme on label verso
Oil on panel
16 x 21cm
$5,000/7,000
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Location: Claremont, WA, AU

Auction House: GFL Fine Art

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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX , THE CREEK AT STANWELL PARK, 1914

Lot 39: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX , THE CREEK AT STANWELL PARK, 1914

Auction Date: Nov 11, 2020

Estimate: AUD25,000 - AUD35,000

Description:
EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX
(1865 – 1915)
THE CREEK AT STANWELL PARK, 1914
oil on canvas
38.0 x 46.0 cm
signed lower left: E. Phillips Fox

PROVENANCE
Private collection
Sotheby’s, Sydney, 16 August 1999, lot 180
Private collection, Sydney

EXHIBITED
Possibly: Paintings by E Phillips Fox and Mrs Fox (Ethel Carrick), Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 5 – 16 May 1914
Possibly: Catalogue of Pictures by the Late E. Phillips Fox, Upper Athenaeum Hall, Melbourne, opened 29 February 1916

RELATED WORK
The Creek, Stanwell Park, Sydney c.1914, oil on canvas, 37.0 x 44.5 cm, illus. in Zubans, R., E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1995, C 75, cat. 467, p. 230

ESSAY
‘When the Foxes arrived back in Australia on 20 May 1913, having boarded the Orvieto in Toulon, it was not for a permanent stay. They rented out their apartment in Paris, and the Australian press reported their plans to return. The Bulletin even had a definite date: ‘[they] propose to depart for the other side of the earth on Christmas Day’, 1914. Fate willed otherwise – war intervened and eventually Fox became ill and died.

These last two years were filled with intense energy. The couple organized a number of exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide (the last one never took place). They painted scenes around Sydney Harbour, and travelled to Tasmania and Tahiti. Fox also executed a number of important portrait commissions. The artists’ principal reason for returning this time was to exhibit widely and to sell, although meeting the family and its younger members was always a heart-warming experience. In Australia by 1913 economic recovery was fully underway and exhibitions and sales were reaching maximum levels. In Europe, as Fox had written to Heysen in 1912, declaring his plans to come, there were almost no sales…’

The two artists arrived in Sydney during September 1913 and remained there until late December.

‘By 1914 Fox was again back in Manly, painting Green Wave, Manly…Some time during 1914 Fox also painted at Stanwell Park. This locality offered him a glorious variety of motifs – from a dried-out riverbed to gnarled ti-trees and rocks, and a hill steeply rising above the water, which he painted at moonrise. Perhaps another reason Fox went there was the fact that Edward Officer lived at Stanwell Park for a time. The two artists were well acquainted and were both connected with the newly formed Australian Art Association, in which Officer was an active organizer…Some of the scenes Fox painted at Stanwell Park are among his finest inland works painted during these years in Australia.’1

1. Zubans, R., E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, pp. 163, 165-66
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E. PHILLIPS FOX 1865-1915 In the South of France (circa 1911) oil on canvas

Lot 16: E. PHILLIPS FOX 1865-1915 In the South of France (circa 1911) oil on canvas

Auction Date: Sep 02, 2020

Estimate: AUD45,000 - AUD65,000

Description: E. PHILLIPS FOX
1865-1915
In the South of France (circa 1911)
oil on canvas
signed 'E. Phillips Fox' lower left
37.8 x 45.5 cm
frame: original, maker unknown

PROVENANCE:
Leo Clarebrough, Melbourne

Private Collection, Victoria, by descent from the above

EXHIBITIONS:
Catalogue of Pictures by the Late E. Phillips Fox, Upper Athenaeum Hall, Melbourne, 29 February - 18 March 1916, no. 73, 20 gns

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Oil Paintings by the Late E. Phillips Fox and of Ethel Carrick (Mrs. E. Phillips Fox), Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd, Sydney, 1-15 October 1925, no. 30, 25 gns

LITERATURE:
'Late Mr. Fox's Pictures', The Argus, Melbourne, 29 February 1916, p. 9

Ruth Zubans, E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1995, cat. no. U248, 'In the South of France', p. 236
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX, COASTAL SCENE, c.1913-14

Lot 6: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX, COASTAL SCENE, c.1913-14

Auction Date: Aug 04, 2020

Estimate: AUD6,000 - AUD8,000

Description:
EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX
(1865 – 1915)
COASTAL SCENE, c.1913-14
oil on board
15.0 x 19.5 cm (sight)
signed lower right: E. P. FOX

PROVENANCE
Private collection, Sydney (since at least 1960)
Thence by descent
Private collection, Sydney

This work is located at our Sydney Gallery
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)The Bridge

Lot 135: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)The Bridge

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD2,500 - AUD3,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
The Bridge
oil on panel
inscribed lower left
29.5 x 45.5cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction cracking. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)The Farm Shed

Lot 137: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)The Farm Shed

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD400 - AUD600

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
The Farm Shed
oil on panel
sketch verso
14 x 22cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction cracking. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
Oil sketch verso
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Farmland

Lot 139: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Farmland

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD700 - AUD1,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
Farmland
oil on panel
sketch verso
13.5 x 21.5cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction cracking. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
Oil sketch verso
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)The Vegetable Garden

Lot 142: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)The Vegetable Garden

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD600 - AUD1,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
The Vegetable Garden
oil on panel
inscribed verso: Phillips Fox
13.5 x 21.5cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction cracking. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image and the panel is cracked noticeably in the lower right hand corner. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Springtime

Lot 119: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Springtime

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD800 - AUD1,200

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
Springtime
oil on panel
15.5 x 22cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)The Clearing

Lot 132: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)The Clearing

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD700 - AUD1,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
The Clearing
oil on panel
sketch verso
13.5 x 21.5cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction cracking. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
Oil sketch verso
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Headland

Lot 133: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Headland

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD1,500 - AUD2,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
Headland
oil on panel
23.5 x 30.5cm

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The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

???????This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction cracking. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Low Tide

Lot 134: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Low Tide

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD2,000 - AUD3,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
Low Tide
oil on panel
24.5 x 40.5cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be reasonably stable. There is no visible significant paint loss although there is paint cracking across the painted surface area. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Nocturnal Paddock

Lot 136: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Nocturnal Paddock

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD1,500 - AUD2,500

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
Nocturnal Paddock
oil on panel
sketch verso
20.5 x 30.5cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction. Sporadic dirt marks and light scuffing across the image. There is a crack in the panel of approx 5cm in the top right hand corner. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
Oil paint sketch verso
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Riverbend

Lot 138: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Riverbend

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD700 - AUD1,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
Riverbend
oil on panel
sketch verso 
15.5 x 22cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

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CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction cracking. Discolouration, sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Summer Field

Lot 140: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Summer Field

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD700 - AUD1,000

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
Summer Field
oil on panel
13.5 x 21.5cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction cracking. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Twilight Landscape

Lot 141: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)Twilight Landscape

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: AUD400 - AUD600

Description: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX (1865-1915)
Twilight Landscape
oil on panel
12.5 x 21.5cm

PROVENANCE
The Ethel Carrick Fox Estate, 1952

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

CONDITION
The painted surface area appears to be very stable. There is no visible significant paint loss or contraction cracking. Sporadic dirt marks and scuffing across the image. The painting is unframed and housed in a presentation mount. This work is in very good original condition.
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EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX, A SPANISH GARDEN, c.1911

Lot 12: EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX, A SPANISH GARDEN, c.1911

Auction Date: Jul 15, 2020

Estimate: AUD45,000 - AUD65,000

Description:
EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX
(1865 – 1915)
A SPANISH GARDEN, c.1911
oil on canvas
38.0 x 46.0 cm
signed lower left: E.P. Fox
bears inscription on old label verso: [indistinct] Sp… garden / E Phillips Fox
bears inscription on old label verso: A Spanish Garden / 95 / E/ P…
bears inscription on frame verso: E. PHILIPS-FOX [sic] / “GROVE OF TREES”

PROVENANCE
Private collection
Christie’s, Melbourne, 11 March 1977, lot 49 (as ‘The Garden Path’)
Thirty Victoria Street, Sydney (label attached verso, dated as c.1906 – 07)
Private collection

EXHIBITED
Catalogue of pictures by the Late E. Phillips Fox, Fine Art Society’s Gallery, Melbourne, 7 – 11 May 1925, cat. 95
Exhibition of Paintings by the Late E. Phillips Fox and Ethel Carrick Fox, Athenaeum Art Gallery, Melbourne, 27 February – 10 March 1934, cat. 31 (as ‘A Garden in Spain’)
On loan to Newcastle City Art Gallery, New South Wales, 1979

LITERATURE
Zubans, R., E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1995, cat. 246, p. 223

ESSAY
Painted in Spain, the subject of Emanuel Phillips Fox’s A SpanishGarden, c.1911 is light, not location. The latter provided the occasion. As Fox wrote from Paris to fellow Australian artist Hans Heysen, ‘Early this year middle of Feb … we went off for a round trip determined to get some settled sunlight ’, adding ‘We had a most enjoyable trip staying 3 or 4 days at each place after leaving Bou Saada and working everywhere’.1

Following their London wedding in 1905, Fox and Ethel Carrick settled in Paris near the Luxembourg Gardens. The titles of their paintings tell of their travels. The spring of 1907 was celebrated in Venice, their poetic memories now treasured in major Australian public and private collections. On to Picardy, Morocco, Algiers, Bou Saada, Tangier, and back through Cadiz, Cordova and other sun-drenched sites that Spain had to offer. All are recorded in sparkling colour and deft strokes of the brush, their subject being light. As the shimmering light of Venice entered Fox’s palette in 1907, so did the startling clarity of North Africa influence his art. As the noted Fox scholar Ruth Zubans observed, ‘For Fox the trip served as an artistically broadening experience and an extension of his experiments with light effects’. She continued, ‘The North Africa series, with its high-keyed record of the African sun and the fresh, exceptionally rich paint surfaces is quite distinct in Fox’s oeuvre’.2 Also in Spain, in BridgeatCordova, 1911 (private collection) the light is of such intensity that the monumental stone bridge and grand buildings seem almost to melt into the heat haze. Fox wrote, ‘We both did lots of work & I think got some good ones about 18 x 14 size – painted at one go’.3 While Bridge at Cordova and A SpanishGarden are of that same favoured size, their sunlit atmosphere is distinctly different. The burning heat of one gives way to the gentle enchantment of the other, pervaded by an almost breathless stillness in its moment of quiet beauty. As sunlight uninterrupted shines from clear blue skies, shadows cast themselves across the pathway and flowers add decorative touches of colour. Its stillness invites the same in the viewer. Embracing feeling, Fox is interested in more than just appearances.

The use of strong diagonals, for the garden path, is one of Fox’s classic compositional devices. It gives the painting a contained dynamism recalled from earlier Italian subjects with tranquil settings, especially Monastery, SanLazzaro (1907), (Sotheby’s Australia, 16 August 2017, lot 17). And as places changed, so occasionally did the signatures. In North Africa, returning through Spain, the earlier ‘E. Phillips Fox’ was sometimes replaced by ‘E. P. Fox’, as in our painting.

Fox’s art is grounded in nature and styled in the French Impressionist methods of plein-air painting. When interviewed in Melbourne before his 1913 exhibition at the Athenaeum, he said, ‘In art everything must start from the springboard of nature. One may treat nature realistically, decoratively, or as a basis for the expression of ideas, but nature must be there.’ 4 Freely painted only a few years before, a little of each is found in ASpanishGarden.

1. Letter to Hans Heysen, 13 September 1911, HansHeysenPapers, National Library of Australia, MS 5073/1/319A. Quoted in Zubans, R., E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1995, pp. 181 – 2
2. Zubans, op. cit., pp. 160, 162
3. Fox letter to Heysen, op. cit., p. 182
4. ‘Mr. E. Phillips Fox’, Argus, Melbourne, 21 May 1913, p. 5

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E. PHILLIPS FOX 1865-1915 (Picardy Landscape) oil on canvas 35.5 x 61 cm

Lot 28: E. PHILLIPS FOX 1865-1915 (Picardy Landscape) oil on canvas 35.5 x 61 cm

Auction Date: Jun 24, 2020

Estimate: AUD30,000 - AUD40,000

Description: E. PHILLIPS FOX
1865-1915
(Picardy Landscape)
oil on canvas
signed 'E. PHILLIPS FOX' lower left
35.5 x 61 cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection

Australian Pictures and Sculpture, Christie's Australia, Melbourne, 11 April 1990, lot 119, illustrated

Private Collection, acquired from the above

Private Collection, Sydney
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