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Title: Canon Fisher and Wife
Item Name: Painting

Elwell, Frederick William


Supposed portrait of Reverend Robert Fisher and his wife, Charlotte, seated in their living room. The vicar is writing at a table, his wife is knitting. Vases and pictures on mantlepiece and wall behind them. Reverend Fisher married Charlotte Fanny Holmes in 1875 and was vicar of Sewerby from 1877-1898 and vicar of St. Mary's, Beverley from 1898-1905. Fisher wrote several books on plants, flowers and Yorkshire villages. He also had a keen interest in history, fishing and chess. He died in Whitby in 1933. Gilt wood frame. See also 2020.22 (Royal Academy label)

Materials: oil; canvas; wood; gilt
Measurements: W:92/70cm, L:112/90cm
ID_Number: ERYMS (BAG) : 1997.163

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