Lot 310

Fisher, Mark 1841-1923 American The Shepherd and his Sheep, 17

Description:

Fisher, Mark 1841-1923 American The Shepherd and his Sheep, 17.25 x 25 ins., (44.5 x 65.5 cms.), Oil on Canvas, Signed. Mark Fisher was an American, born in Boston, who had studied in Paris during the early 1860s. He was an exact contemporary of the Impressionists and became a close friend of Alfred Sisley. He moved to England in 1882 and encountered and befriended George Clausen during the 1890s in the Essex village of Widdington. Mark Fisher's vibrant personality seems to have been a match for the effervescent impressionist oil paintings that he produced during his career. While his views of the English countryside were thought to capture 'the brilliance, the glitter and the freshness of the world', friends such as George Clausen remarked on 'the attractive personality of the man, full of light and shade of ''accents'' like his paintings'. At best Fisher was as good as any of the impressionists with whom he often painted. Americans have really rather ignored one of their best painters.

Auction Date: February 2013

Estimate:

£1200 - £1500

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