Samuel M. Fox was a sculptor.
Fox was active in exhibiting between 1886 to 1887, showing at the Royal Academy and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. JW was on friendly terms with Fox and his wife. In 1895 He bought two lithographs by JW from the Fine Art Society in 1895. In 1901 Fox attempted to buy some works of JW's but met with monetary obstacles. In response to this JW offered his help, declaring, 'I had forgotten all about these prices, which I daresay are too bad - but that should never interfere with a friend in his madness, if he wish to possess or collect! So if you do want and really would care to have these things, the sum shall not stand in the way' (#11461).
Kelly's London Post Office Directory, London, 1862; Johnson, J., and Anna Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, p. 174.