Spring, Heidelberg

Emanuel Phillips Fox

Fox EP Spring Heidelberg
Spring, Heidelberg by Emanuel Phillips Fox

Details

Artist
Emanuel Phillips Fox
Title
Spring, Heidelberg
Year
c.1899
Medium
oil on canvas laid down on board
Size
43 x 69.5 cm
Details

signed lower left: E Phillips Fox

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Exhibited

The Artists’ Camps: Plein Air Painting in Melbourne 1885-1898, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, 7 June -11 July, 1984, cat. 85

Literature

Ruth Zubans, E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, pp. 81, 219, cat no 115

Helen Topliss, The Artists’ Camps: Plein Air Painting in Melbourne, 1885-1898, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, 1984, p.62, illus plate 85

Further Information

In Phillips Fox’s Spring, Heidelberg 1900-01 noonday might and the sunny palette of the Impressionists give way to the cooler, muted tones of the French Barbizon School, of naturalism touched with romanticism. The textural richness of the foreground, applied with the broad brush of the Impressionists, nevertheless, captivates the eye, as do the emerald greens and vivacious lights reflected in the still waters.

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