FISHER, Joseph Henry Vignoles

1862 - 1945

Joseph Henry Vignoles Fisher, was born at Kilburn, London on 21 August 1862 and baptised on 4 October 1862, eldest child of Joseph Fisher, a civil engineer, and his wife Isabella Napier née Stevenson, who married at Kensington, London in 1861. In 1871, an 8 year old, living at 18 Marlborough Place, Marylebone with his parents, 38 year old Joseph and 36 year old Isabella, with five siblings, Joanna Maude 7, Charles Stevenson 3, Roland John 2, Margaret Alice Ryley 2 and Katherine Rachel 1, all born in London, and they retained four indoor servants. A watercolour landscape painter and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1890-1891 from Gandish House, East Bergholt, Suffolk, exhibiting four paintings in 1890 'Looking up the Stour to Dedham', 'A September Morning-Flatford Lock', 'Down the Orwell' and 'A Little Brittany Peasant', he also exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1884, including views in Brittany and the Suffolk Stour Valley; the Royal Society of British Artists 1884-1891; the Royal Insititute of Oil Painters also in London at the Dowdeswell Galleries 1898 'The Clouds that Gather Round the Sun' and the Baillie Gallery in 1906. He was in Ipswich in 1891 when he was the best man at the marriage of Malcolm J. R. Dunstan to Edith, daughter of Walton Turner of Ipswich. Fisher married St Pancras, London in 1899, Rose Ethel Goodman (26 October 1864-20 December 1943), of The Red Cottage, Shamley Green, Guildford, Surrey and later of Greenways, Alfriston, Sussex. In 1901, a 38 year old landscape artist, living at Common Fields, Wonersh, Shamley Green, Surrey with his 36 year old wife Rose. In 1911, a landscape painter & school inspector, visiting Henry Herbert Meade-King at his home at 19 Royal York Crescent, Clifton, Bristol, whilst his wife was boarding at 25 Cheriton Place, Folkestone. In 1939, a landscape painter, living at The Green, Hailsham, Sussex with his wife Rose, who died at Hailsham on 20 December 1943, aged 79, and his widowed invalid mother Isobel[sic]. Joseph was of Greenways, Alfriston, Sussex where he committed suicide by cutting his throat and wrists and died at the Princess Grace Hospital, Eastbourne, Sussex on 6 October 1945, aged 83. He signed his paintings in several ways, 'Vignoles Fisher', 'J.H.V. Fisher', 'V. Fisher', etc.

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