‘Lamplight’ portrays one of Fox’s most prevalent themes of women relaxing in the company of one another. The use of soft pastel colours and the play of light and shadow on the figures enhances the serenity of the scene and provides the viewer with a glimpse into this intimate gathering of women.
The son of a photographer, E. Phillips Fox was born at Fitzroy, Victoria on 12th March 1865. He studied at the National Gallery School of Victoria in 1878 and taught drawing whilst pursuing his own studies as a painter. In 1887 he won a landscape prize and left for Paris to study at the Academie…Read More & View All Items