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Archdeacon John Fisher: PD.44-1972

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Current Location: In storage


Archdeacon John Fisher


Painter: Constable, John




History note: John Fisher, The Venerable, Archdeacon of Berkshire (d.1832); The Rev. Osmond Fisher (d.1914); his son, the Rev. Osmond Philip Fisher (d.1937), who bequeathed it, with a life-interest to his widow (d.1957), to his nephew, John P.Fisher, from whom bought

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With funds from the G.F.Webb bequest, with a grand-in-Aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Method of acquisition: Bought by Fisher, John, bishop of Salisbury


Production date: AD 1816

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Components of the work

Frame Depth 8.5 cm Height 49 cm Width 44 cm
Canvas Height 35.9 cm Width 30.3 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: O.P.Fisher 1914
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Archdeacon Fisher By Constable
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: The Ven(ble) John Fisher / Archdeacon of Berks / Painted by his friend / John Constable, R.A
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: City of Manchester Art Gallery (endorsed in MS:) 20817
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.44-1972
Primary reference Number: 162281
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 November 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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