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 (1832-30 April 1877), a civil engineer, and his wife Isabella Napier Stevenson (28 January 1835-27 August 1880), third daughter of Charles Stevenson of Clifton Gardens, Paddington, who married at Harrow Road Church, Kensington, London on 25 July 1861. In 1871, young Joseph was 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; the Royal Society of British Artists 1884-1891; the Royal Institute of Oil Painters also in London at the Dowdeswell Gallery 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 James Rowley 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). 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 in 1943, aged 79. 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.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 8 Clifton Gardens, Maida Vale
1890 1189 The River Isole at Quimperle, Brittany - watercolour
1891 1394 A September Morning - watercolour
         1421 By the side of the Stour - watercolour
1893 431 The Mendips
1894 346 The Mendip Hills
         625 Grey Day on the East Coast
         745 Showers About
from The Red Cottage, Shamley Green, Guildford
1900 341 A Winter Morning
from Overponds, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey
1905 811 Hindhead: February
1906 829 Afternoon in February - watercolour
1907 368 Hindhead: Winter
1908 441 On the Coast of Picardy
1909 83 Winter Afternoon in Surrey
1910 750 The Mounting Sun
1911 518 On the Coast of France
1912 70 The Open Road
from Swanborough, Lewes, Sussex
1916 594 Storm Rack
         672 By the North Sea
1917 181 The Windswept Downs
1918 8 The Westering Sun
         140 The West Wind
1920 339 Early Spring Morning
1923 523 Winter Morning in Sussex
1924 240 Under the Downs: Autumn Afternoon
1925 217 The Mill Ridge
         530 Ploughing on the Downs
1926 66 The Road to Newhaven
         305 February Morning in Sussex
from Alfriston, Sussex
1932 83 Sussex Harvest
1933 24 A Downland Way
         73 Boston Stump
1937 266 Swanborough Pond
1938 121 Bill Bristowe's Barn
1939 471 Milton Court Farm

Works by This Artist