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An image of Portrait (Miss Margaret Harris) by E Phillips Fox

E Phillips Fox

(Australia, France 12 Mar 1865 – 08 Oct 1915)

Portrait (Miss Margaret Harris)
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Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

91.4 x 71.0 cm stretcher; 120.6 x 101.0 x 10.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil [very faint] "E Phillips Fox (illeg.)".
Gift of Miss Margaret Harris 1916
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Margaret Harris (1844–1926) became an eminent figure in late 19th and early 20th century Sydney as a result of her generous contributions to the welfare of its citizens. Her major benefactions included provision of funds to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 1900 for a new ward; a new wing at Burnside Homes Parramatta and longstanding support to Weemala Home for Incurables (now Royal Ryde Rehabilitation Hospital); and for the Mission to Seamen at The Rocks.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Bibliography (2)

Ruth Zubans, E Phillips Fox 1865-1915, Melbourne, 1994, 73 (colour illus.). plate no. 59; titled "Portrait", dated 1914

Ruth Zubans, Australian art and architecture: essays presented to Bernard Smith, 'Emanuel Phillips Fox: St Ives and the impact of British art, 1890-1892', pg. 134-149, Melbourne, 1980, 142.

Exhibition history (2)

E. Phillips Fox Interstate Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Mar 1949–Apr 1949

The Art of E. Phillips Fox, National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne, 09 Nov 1994–30 Jan 1995