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Flower market, Nice

circa 1926


Ethel Carrick

England, Australia

07 Feb 1872 - 17 Jun 1952


Ethel Carrick painted vivacious impressionist-influenced European landscapes, market scenes and flower pieces. After studying in London early in the 20th century, Carrick settled in Paris in 1905 where she became actively involved with women’s painting societies. She travelled extensively with her artist-husband, E Phillips Fox, in France, Italy, Northern Africa and Spain.

After Fox’s death in 1915, Carrick lived mostly abroad, travelling in Europe, painting in Majorca, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and India, and in the 1930s living in Kashmir. Her paintings commonly displayed an interest in figures, objects and her surrounding environment, rendered as patterns of colour and light, as shown in this painting, 'Flower market, Nice'.



circa 1926

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


60.0 x 73.0 cm stretcher; 68.0 x 81.0 x 4.0 cm frame :

57.5 x 70.5 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION.

Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "CARRICK-FOX". Not dated.


Purchased 1955


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Ethel Carrick

Works in the collection


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 5 publications


Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995.

Angela Goddard, Art, love and life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox, 'Modernity in motion: Ethel Carrick's crowds', pg. 79-80, Brisbane, 2011, 80 (colour illus.).

Elin Howe, Ethel Carrick Fox, Sydney, 1986, 25, 26.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Purchases and Acquisitions for 1955 National Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney, 1956, 6. 8

Sotheby's Australia: important Australian art: Sydney, 27 August 2019, Melbourne, 2019, 72 (colour illus.). Reference to 'Flower market, Nice' in catalogue entry for 'The market' 1919.