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Alvan Fisher (1782 – 1863)

Posted by A. S. Amberson on February 23, 2014


The Great Horseshoe Falls, Niagara

The Great Horseshoe Falls, Niagara

Mount Chocorua

Mount Chocorua

Crawford Notch

Crawford Notch

A Study From Swiss Scenery

A Study From Swiss Scenery

Mishap At The Ford

Mishap At The Ford

Mount Jefferson

Mount Jefferson

A General View Of The Falls Of The Niagara

A General View Of The Falls Of The Niagara

Family Abandoning Home In Flood

Family Abandoning Home In Flood

Indians At Sunset

Indians At Sunset

Camden Harbor

Camden Harbor

Camden Hills And Harbor

Camden Hills And Harbor

Moonlit Figure By A Lake

Moonlit Figure By A Lake

View Of Niagara Falls

View Of Niagara Falls

Trappers Discover The Smoke Of An Indian Camp In The Distance

Trappers Discover The Smoke Of An Indian Camp In The Distance

A Calm Watering Place

A Calm Watering Place

Landscape With Cows

Landscape With Cows

The Lookout

The Lookout

Fishing In New Hampshire - The Trout Pond

Fishing In New Hampshire – The Trout Pond

View Of Niagara Falls

View Of Niagara Falls

Providence From Across The Cove

Providence From Across The Cove

Campground Meeting

Campground Meeting

Shepherd On Horseback - Landscape With Riders And Sheep

Shepherd On Horseback – Landscape With Riders And Sheep

Bear Island, Maine

Bear Island, Maine

Waiting For The Stage Coach

Waiting For The Stage Coach

The Prairie On Fire (from James Fenimore Cooper's The Prairie)

The Prairie On Fire (from James Fenimore Cooper’s The Prairie)

Corn Husking Frolic

Corn Husking Frolic

Saturday Afternoon

Saturday Afternoon

After The Shoot

After The Shoot

At Rest And On The Watch

At Rest And On The Watch

Laura Bridgman Teaching Oliver Caswell To Read

Laura Bridgman Teaching Oliver Caswell To Read

Artist's Son, Alvan Josiah, Flying A Kite

Artist’s Son, Alvan Josiah, Flying A Kite

The Hunter, A Self-Portrait

The Hunter, A Self-Portrait

to be continued

 

6 Responses to “Alvan Fisher (1782 – 1863)”

  1. Miroslava Szabová said

    Very much beautiful painting, tkanks Miroslava

  2. Vincenzo said

    I like these nineteenth-century landscapes. Represent real-world scenarios in eerie, that the observer of today, can elicit also a certain nostalgia, because they show a simple world, but that is now very far away in time, and unrepeatable. Like every era of the past.

    I’m against hunting, but I find it also very beautiful scenes of hunting with dogs and game, painted by this painter.

    The only painting that I can not understand is “Laura Bridgman Teaching Oliver Caswell To Read.”
    She is a blind girl who must learn to read? And the teacher why she bandaged eyes?

    • Suzay Lamb said

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Bridgman

      • Vincenzo said

        Thank you!
        That is a story of Laura Bridgman really
        very touching. Even in the immense misfortune struck her at an early age, she has succeeded with an extraordinary will to recover, or at least reduce its severe disabilities, despite everything, demonstrating a strong attachment to life. She is a great example of the will for all those who, even in our modern times were given the misfortune to be born or become disabled. The good painting …. it also served to document and of making known a very uplifting story.

      • Bruce said

        Concerning Oliver Caswell, I found this obituary in the New York Times archives:

        NOTED BLIND AND DEAF MAN DEAD.
        Oliver Caswell Second in Attainments
        to Laura Bridgeman.

        NEWPORT, R.I., April 14 [1896]-Oliver Caswell,
        sixty years old, probably the most noted
        blind and deaf mute in this country, ex-
        cept the widely known Laura Bridgeman,
        died in his home in Jamestown last night.
        He had been afflicted since he was two
        years old.

        At the age of fourteen he attracted the
        attention of Dr. Samuel S. Howe, husband
        of Julia Ward Howe, who, together with
        Laura Bridgeman, taught him to read and
        converse. He was a bright pupil, and of
        a practical mind. He was greatly interested
        in prominent men, and some years ago was
        invited by Dom Pedro to visit him on the
        occasion of the latter’s visit to Newport.

        Since he left school he had lived at home
        with his mother, and assisted in the household
        affairs. He was of genial and social
        disposition. Three brothers survive him.
        one being John V. Caswell of Caswell, Massey
        & Co., New-York City.

        To the extent that Laura Bridgman could overcome her own handicaps to assist in the education of someone else in her situation is very remarkable.

  3. Ángel Serrano said

    La pintura de hace un par de siglos siempre estará marcando el camino de otros estilos pero, no por éso, desaparecerá. Es la belleza hecha color.

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