(England, Australia 07 Feb 1872–17 Jun 1952)
79.0 x 64.0cm; 100.0 x 84.3 x 8.0cm frame
Ethel Carrick’s depiction of Saint-Malô conveys a moment seized with delightful briskness. She painted it during a trip along the coast of Brittany with her artist-husband E Phillips Fox.
Carrick portrays a lively orchestration of visitors to the charming fortified town, as they file between rows of change booths, the small beach shrunken by the encroaching tide. She embraces the colourful array of hats, jackets, dresses and umbrellas worn by the promenading figures shimmering in the sun, immortalising pleasures soon to recede with the advent of war.
'Worth a second look' by Jill Sykes, Look Aug 2011, Aug 2011, 10.
'Beauties of the Belle Epoque in Australia' by Deborah Edwards, pg. 16-18., Look May 2011, May 2011, 17 (colour illus.), 18. page 18 colour illus of related work in private collection
Angela Goddard (Author), Art, love and life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox, Brisbane, 2011, 64 (colour illus.), 90 (colour illus.), 157.
'High tide for the Belle Epoque' by Simon Ives, pg. 15-17., Look Jul 2010, Jul 2010, 15 (colour illus., detail), 16 (colour illus., detail), 17 (colour illus.).
'Jewel of a painting returns: Out of Australian sight for nearly ninety years' by Barry Pearce, pg. 12-13., Look Mar 2010, Mar 2010, 12 (colour illus., detail), 13 (colour illus.).
'Gallery works on its 'little masterpiece'' by Elizabeth Fortescue, pg. 56., Daily telegraph 20 Jan 2010, 20 Jan 2010, 56.
Ethel Carrick Fox 1986, 1986, 14.
Royal Academy of Arts (England, estab. 1768) (Author), The Royal Academy of Arts, 1917, London, 1917, 28. cat.no. 291; titled 'High tide at St. Malo'; Gallery no. V.
'Art notes: Mrs E. Phillips Fox's pictures'., Age 11 Jul 1913, 11 Jul 1913.
Paintings by Mrs E. Phillips Fox (Miss Ethel Carrick) (1913), Guildhall, Melbourne, 11 Jul 1913–26 Jul 1913.
Paintings by Mrs E. Phillips Fox (Miss Ethel Carrick) (1913), Anthony Horderns' Fine Art Gallery, 06 Nov 1913–22 Nov 1913.
Royal Academy of Arts, 1917, Royal Academy of Arts, 1917–1917.
Art, love and life: Ethel Carrick and E. Phillips Fox, Queensland Art Gallery, 16 Apr 2011–07 Aug 2011.