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The arbour

oil on canvas
190.5 × 230.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: E. Phillips Fox
inscribed in brown ink on paper label on reverse: "La Tonnelle". / E Phillips Fox / 65 Boued Arago
inscribed in blue crayon on reverse: 3 V 2 [circled]
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1916
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Gallery location
Gallery 6
Level 2, NGV Australia

After his return to France in 1905, much of Fox’s energy went towards painting works for the Salon and the Royal Academy. He achieved official recognition with his election as an associate member of the New Salon in 1907, and in 1910 became the first Australian to be made a full member, an honour that conferred the right to have six works included every year, hung to his own specifications. The arbour was exhibited in the New Salon in 1910 and was composed from numerous studies, some of which were drawn during a visit to Melbourne in 1908.