Serene scene is no fairytale

By Rod Bennett

110569For about $ 100,000 this brilliant representation of Fairy Bower could end up in our regional gallery. The work, Fairy Bower, Manly c1913 is coming up for auction in Melbourne …. its artist is the famous Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915) ….

“It has the potential to be in the top 10 of prices paid for one of this artist’s works’, fine art dealer David Hulme, of Manly’s Banziger Hulme, said. ….
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“Phillips Fox contacted his Melbourne dealer when he and his wife moved to the northern beaches after living abroad. He wrote: ‘I hope to get a few good seascapes – the colour is very fine at Manly’.”

Mr Hulme said the image in the painting was a credit to successive councils for retaining the landscape of the Fairy Bower area. …

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