(Australia, France 12 Mar 1865–08 Oct 1915)
114.6 x 152.4cm stretcher; 141.5 x 179.2 x 12.0cm frame
E Phillips Fox, one of a generation of late 19th-century Australian expatriates in Europe, is renowned for his cosmopolitan and superbly coloured images painted in Paris.
'The ferry' is the artist’s masterpiece. It was developed from rapid sketches that Fox painted outdoors at Trouville, a favourite beach resort in the north of France, and was completed in his Paris studio the following winter. Fox positions the viewer as if peering down to the elegant boating
party and immerses us in a sumptuous, genteel world of vibrant colours, luscious fabric textures and warm summer atmosphere.
Originally exhibited in Paris and London, 'The ferry' also influenced a younger generation of Australian modernist artists when it was exhibited in Sydney in 1913.
'Beauties of the Belle Epoque in Australia' by Deborah Edwards, pg. 16-18., Look May 2011, May 2011, 16-17 (colour illus.), 18.
Angela Goddard (Author), Art, love and life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox, Brisbane, 2011, 57, 58 (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.
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Author), I blame Duchamp: my life's adventures in art, Surry Hills, 2009, 328.
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Author), Art Gallery of New South Wales: highlights from the collection, Sydney, 2008, 66-67 (colour illus.).
'Oz arts: our painters in the Parsi Salons' by Anne Gérard, pg. 37-39., Look Dec 2006-Jan 2007, Dec 2006-Jan 2007, 39.
John Slater (England) (Author), Through artists' eyes: Australian suburbs and their cities 1919-1945, Melbourne, 2004, 79.
'Parallel Visions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 8., Museum National May 2002, May 2002, 8 (colour illus.).
Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, Domain, 2002, 12, 26, 28, 31 (colour illus.), 143, 147.
Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Domain, 2000, 15, 73 (colour illus.), 74, 80 (colour illus.), 81 (colour illus., detail), 300.
Bruce James (Australia) (Author), Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Director), Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, Domain, 1999, 131 (colour illus.).
Alexandra Joel (Author), Parade: The story of fashion in Australia, Pymble, 1998, 65 (colour illus.).
Anne Gray (Australia, b.1947) (Author), Helen Carroll (Author), Ann Galbally (Australia) (Author), Janda Gooding (Australia) (Author), Barbara Kane (Author), Ruth Zubans (Author), Painted women - Australian artists in Europe at the turn of the century, Western Australia, 1998, 17.
Susan Venn (Author), Roy and Matilda - The Golden Locket, Canterbury, 1994, colour illus..
Ewen McDonald (Australia) (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, Sydney, 1994, 27 (colour illus.).
Ian Burn (Australia; United States of America, b.1939, d.1993) (Author), National life and landscape - Australian painting 1900-1940, Sydney, 1990, 56 (colour illus.), 57, 213. plate no. 39
Daniel Thomas (Editor), Ron Radford (Australia, b.1949) (Assistant Co-ordinator), Creating Australia: 200 years of art 1788-1988, Melbourne, 1988, 8, 166, 167 (colour illus.), 237-238, 245.
Annabel Davie (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Handbook, Domain, 1988, 20, 23 (colour illus.).
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Editor), Jan Meek (Australia) (Editor), Portrait of a Gallery, Sydney, 1984, 29 (colour illus.).
Clem Lloyd (Author), Peter Sekuless (Author), Australia's national collections, North Ryde, 1980, 258 (colour illus.).
Brian Finemore (Australia, b.1925, d.1975) (Author), Painting, London, 1961, 14 (illus.).
Anthony Hordern & Sons, Ltd. (Australia), Catalogue of an Exhibition of Oil Paintings by the Late E. Phillips Fox and of Ethel Carrick (Mrs. E. Phillips Fox), Sydney, 1925. cat.no. 11; priced 300 guineas
'Society's "perfect memorial" to Margaret Olley: flowers and an artist whose work she loved', pg. 15; 'Members events: November 11', pg. 47-49., Look Nov 2011, Nov 2011, 15, 49 (colour illus.).
Royal Academy of Arts, 1911, Royal Academy of Arts, 1911–1911.
Paris Salon, 1912, Paris Salon, 1912–1912.
Pictures by E. Phillips Fox (1913), Royal Art Society of New South Wales, 13 Oct 1913–28 Oct 1913.
Pictures by the late E. Phillips Fox, Athenaeum Gallery, 29 Feb 1916 -.
Oil paintings by E. Phillips Fox and Ethel Carrick (1925), Anthony Hordern & Sons, Ltd., 01 Oct 1925–15 Oct 1925.
E. Phillips Fox Interstate Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Mar 1949–Apr 1949.
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003.