Portrait of Daphne Carr Gamage aged twelve signed 'E Phillips Fox' oil on canvas 172.8 x 71.3 cm. (68 x 28 in.)
Emanuel Phillips Fox was born in Fitzroy, Victoria and following his education attended the Academy Julian and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais and was regarded, along with Rupert Bunny, as one of the two great Australian expatriate painters of the period.
In 1890 he returned to Melbourne, but returned to London in 1902 and remained there until 1905. It was during this sojurn that he exhibited many works at the Royal Academy including a number of portraits of the daughters of wealthy London bourgeoisie.
Daphne Carr Gamage was the daughter of Albert Walter Gamage (1855-1930) the founder of the Gamage's store in Holborn, London.