Portrait (Miss Margaret Harris)
E Phillips Fox
12 Mar 1865 - 08 Oct 1915
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
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
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
E. Phillips Fox Interstate Exhibition:
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 23 Mar 1949–24 Apr 1949
- Queensland National Art Gallery, Brisbane 12 May 1949–Jun 1949
- National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne 23 Jun 1949–Jul 1949
- National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 14 Oct 1949–Nov 1949
The Art of E. Phillips Fox, National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne, 09 Nov 1994–30 Jan 1995
Referenced in 2 publications
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.