I have a print with A. Fox written on the bottom. Is this by R. A. Fox?

Question.  I have a print titled “A Quiet Brook” and is 16×19 in  size. There is no signature but on the bottom right corner is copyright 1908 by A. Fox Phila.  From my reading I think R. A. Fox was in Philadelphia at this time. It is a lovely countryside style print and wondered if this was an R. Atkinson Fox print? Any help would be greatly appreciated.?”

Answer:  The “A. Fox” found on a series of farm & rural scenes is the name of the publisher “A. Fox” and not the artist R. A. Fox.  There are about 5 or 6 such scenes around the 1907-10 time period that had this publisher’s name. No artist has been found for these series of prints.  It is thought by most Fox collectors Fox did not produce them.  Shown below are several examples of prints with the name of the publishing company A Fox. 

 

 

 

 

 

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