John Fisher (ca. 1785-1848)

John Fisher (ca. 1785-1848)
Title
John Fisher (ca. 1785-1848)
Date 
1856
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. R. P. Graham
Object Number 
1918.10
Marks 
signature and date: on back: "A Copy by F. R. Spencer, April 1856"
Gallery Label 
The subject, who was born in England and came to America around 1810, was one of the partners of J. and R. Fisher, flint glassmakers of New York. The style of the clothing suggests that the original on which this portrait was based was painted about 1835-40; it was copied by Spencer eight years after the death of the subject. This portrait was a gift to the Society from the subject's grandniece.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group