Object Detail


Date
1824
Period
19th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
25 5/8 x 52 1/4 inches (unframed)
28 1/16 x 55 x 2 5/8 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Landscape
People
Credit Line
Museum purchase, 1965.1465.134
Accession No
65.1465.134
Context
Fisher used symbols liberally in his writings and paintings. Painted just a few years after Maine attained statehood, his Blue Hill vista unfolds as a scene of cultivated land, human activity, and social progress. Centered on the horizon, Fisher’s house overlooks the village, its placement representative of his role as shepherd to his flock, the religious and educational overseer of his community. In symbolically depicting his role there Fisher consigned himself, in spirit at least, to dwelling forever within that landscape.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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