Emanuel Phillips Fox
EMANUEL PHILLIPS FOX
In 1887, Emanuel Phillips Fox left Australia for a study tour of Europe, and returned to Melbourne in October 1892. In June 1893 in the Cromwell Buildings in Bourke Street, Melbourne he opened with Tudor St. George Tucker the Melbourne Art School, advertised as ‘founded for the purpose of providing a thorough art Education on similar lines to the best Parisian Schools’.
Here, Fox depicts a class at the school. Cristina Asquith Baker is the girl in the dotted smock. The student seated in the centre is Etta Phillips, the artist’s cousin, while standing to the extreme right is Ina Gregory.
Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890