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 from 8 Clifton Gardens, Maida Vale in 1890 'The River Isole at Quimperle, Brittany', in 1891 'A September Morning' and 'By the side of the Stour', in 1893 'The Mendips', in 1894 'The Mendip Hills', 'Grey Day on the East Coast' and 'Showers About' and in 1900 from The Red Cottage, Shamley Green, Guildford 'A Winter Morning' also showing at the Royal Society of British Artists 1884-1891; the Royal Institute 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 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.

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