Melton Fisher In Realms of Fancy exhibited 1898

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Artwork details

Artist
Melton Fisher 1859–1939
Title
In Realms of Fancy
Date Exhibited 1898
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1225 x 1219 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1898
Reference
N01678
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N01678 IN THE REALMS OF FANCY c. 1898
 
Inscr. ‘Melton Fisher’ t.l.
Canvas painted circle, 48 1/2×48 (122·5×122).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1898.
Exh: R.A., 1898 (109).
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1898, p.123; Art Journal, 1898, p.183.

When Melton Fisher returned from Venice he continued to paint contemporary genre, as in the ‘Clerkenwell Flower Makers’ 1896, but soon turned to more fanciful subjects, specializing in groups of children and young girls. The first of these was ‘The Children's Picnic’ of 1897 and the second was No.1678. The first drawing for this subject, in chalk, is reproduced in the Art Journal, 1899, p.239.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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