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Fisher, John, 1788-1832.

Archdeacon John Fisher letters to John Constable.

Osmington, Weymouth, 1822-1830.
Physical Description:
3 letters ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND497.C7 A3 1822
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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John Fisher, 1788-1832, was Archdeacon of Salisbury Cathedral. He was the nephew of Constable's early friend and mentor Bishop John Fisher, but was also himself a friend and frequent correspondent/confidant of the artist.
Pen and brown ink.
Three autograph letters, signed, from Archdeacon John Fisher to John Constable, Oct. 1 and 11, 1822, and Jan. 1, 1830. All are posted from Osmington, Weymouth. Subjects include invitations extended to Constable to visit Fisher at Salisbury; Constable's financial difficulties; positive reaction to Constable's artwork by Fisher's acquaintances; the scenic qualities of Portland (Dorset); Fisher's opinion of the poetry of Henry Hart Milman; and business affairs with Dominic Charles Colnaghi, print dealer.
Subject Terms:
Artists -- England -- Correspondence.
Colnaghi, Dominic Charles, 1790-1879.
Constable, John, 1776-1837 -- Correspondence.
Constable, John, 1776-1837 -- Friends and associates.
Fisher, John, 1788-1832 -- Correspondence.
Milman, Henry Hart, 1791-1868 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Portland (England) -- Description and travel.

Archdeacon John Fisher letters to John Constable. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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