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Title

Nasturtiums

(circa 1912)

Artist

E Phillips Fox

Australia, France

12 Mar 1865 - 08 Oct 1915

Alternate image of Nasturtiums by E Phillips Fox
Alternate image of Nasturtiums by E Phillips Fox
Alternate image of Nasturtiums by E Phillips Fox
Alternate image of Nasturtiums by E Phillips Fox
Alternate image of Nasturtiums by E Phillips Fox
Alternate image of Nasturtiums by E Phillips Fox
Alternate image of Nasturtiums by E Phillips Fox
  • Details

    Other Titles
    Miss Edith Anderson
    Mrs Penleigh Boyd
    Reading in the garden
    Date
    (circa 1912)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    91.5 x 71.5 cm stretcher; 108.0 x 88.0 x 10.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. corner, black oil " E.Phillips Fox". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased in memory of Margaret Olley with funds donated by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales Collection Circle 2011
    Location
    19th c Australian art
    Accession number
    400.2011
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    Artist information
    E Phillips Fox

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    'Nasturtiums' is the most arresting in a series of women-in-garden paintings which E Phillips Fox created over 1911–12. It features his characteristic use of reflected and dappled light as decorative patterning, and highlights the influence of fashionable Japonisme and Japanese print design. The model for 'Nasturtiums' was the young Australian artist Edith Anderson, who stayed with the artist and his wife Ethel Carrick over 1912.

    However, as the title of the painting implies, Fox’s focus is on resolving a highly decorative composition (and less on painting an individual or capturing a moment of observation). He uses the model’s mauve and black accoutrements just as a still-life painter would arrange the objects of his composition, for the greatest formal effect.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 23 publications

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