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Authentic Antique prints by Harrison Fisher

Original prints over 100 years old, we do NOT sell modern reproductions.

The prints below are from Bachelor Belles
published by Dodd, Mead & Company in New York in 1908.

Illustrations by Harrison Fisher • Decorative borders by Theodore Hapgood
Poems and songs by such notables as Thomas Heywood, Theophile Gautier, Robert Traillspence Lowell, Eric Mackay, H.C. Bunner, Washington Irving,
George Arnold, Austin Dobson, William Cullen Bryant, Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Shakespeare, E.S. Martin,
Harry B. Smith, Robert Bridges, Beranger, Clement Scott, Theodore Wratislaw, John Bennett, John Hay, Herbert C. Clarke, Robert Lord Lytton, Edward Coate Pinkney,
Norman R. Gayle, Thomas Moore, E. J. Lacon Watson, James Whitcomb Riley, Louise Chandler Moulton.

If you would like us to include the original text pages that pertain to the print(s) you purchase, just send a message in the "note to merchant" section when you check out.

At one time, Harrison Fisher's 'Fisher Girl' was as well known as 'The Gibson Girl.' Fisher made a name for himself in the history of American illustration due to his uncanny ability to paint beautiful women. His 'Fisher Girl' and, more importantly, his 'American Girl' were recognized as the epitome of feminine beauty in America during the first quarter of the 20th century. She was lithe, elegant and beautiful, but also athletic, independent, and intelligent. Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1920s called Harrison Fisher, "The World's Greatest Artist" saying that "There is an underlying ideal that dominates his paintings. His ideal type has come to be regarded as the type of American beauty: girls, young with the youth of a new country, strong with the vitality of buoyant good health, fresh with clear-eyed brightness, athletic, cheerful, sympathetic, and beautiful." They went on to say, "'The American Girl' is practical, adventuresome, active, and above all, attractive. No one can portray more of this attractiveness than Harrison Fisher."

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Harrison Fisher was born in Brooklyn, the son of Felix Xavier Fisher and grandson of Hugo Antoine Fisher, both artist immigrants from Bohemia. In 1886, the family left New York and moved to Alameda, California near San Francisco. Two years later Harrison's mother died. In 1893, Antoine Fisher's art was exhibited at the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago, and he felt comfortable enough to open a studio on Battery Street in San Francisco. Felix Fisher had already started to teach his two sons to sketch and paint as soon as they arrived in California. He took them on camping trips up and down the Pacific coastline sketching the magnificent scenery. Harrison had shown promise quite early having excelled at drawing from the age of six. Coupled with his father's training and natural talent, he enrolled at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art, and as a teenager sold illustrations to local newspapers. The popular national magazine Judge was soon publishing Harrison's works. Those early commissions brought him to the attention of the San Francisco Call, and he was hired as a staff artist drawing society functions, sporting meets, and illustrating news items. After a couple of years he joined the San Francisco Examiner, the largest newspaper in William Randolph Hearst's stable, and sketched news events exclusively. In 1897, Fisher was given a requested transfer to Hearst's New York American. Barely two weeks later he got a joined job as in-house cartoonist and illustrator for the fabulously famous Puck magazine. His career was careening ahead with recognition from everyone who came into contact with his work. His name grew in reputation and he very much enjoyed the new found recognition from the Examiner and Puck.

Source: American Illustration Organization

 

Harrison Fisher
Harrison Fisher
(July 27, 1875 or 1877 – January 19, 1934)

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The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.
Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

[frontispiece to "Bachelor Belles"]

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$25

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'The Message' (Thomas Heywood)
and 'Loves She Like Me?' (Anonymous)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$25

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'An Invitation' (Theophile Gautier) and
'Love Disposed of' (Robert Traillspence Lowell

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'My Amazon' (Eric Mackay) and
'Disdain' (Davison's Poetical Rhapsody)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$20

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'Da Capo' (H. C. Bunner)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'A Certain Young Lady' (Washington Irving) and
'The Golden Fish' (George Arnold)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$20

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'Avice' (Austin Dobson)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'Youth' (Austin Dobson) and
'Song' (William Cullen Bryant)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$25

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'Sunlight' (Arthur O'Shaughnessy)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$20

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'A Woman's Shortcomings' (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'Oh, Mistress Mine' (William Shakespeare) and
'Infirm' (Robert Bridges) and 'My Sweetheart's Faults' (Harry B. Smith)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$25

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'I will not let thee go' (Robert Bridges)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$20

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'Rosette' (Beranger) and 'A Contradiction' (Clement Scott)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'If you want a kiss, why take it' (Anonymous) and 'The Mistaken Moth' (translated from Wegner) and 'In Explanation' (Anonymous)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$20

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'A Swimming Song' (Theodore Wratislaw)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$35

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'The White Flag' (John Hay) and 'In a Rose Garden' (John Bennett)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'In the Wood' (Herbert E. Clarke)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'If —' (Robert, Lord Lytton)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'When I saw you last' (Austin Dobson) and 'Indecision' (Anonymous)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$25

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'A Health' (Edward Coate Pinkney) and 'A Song' (Norman R. Gale)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$25

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'When I loved you' (Thomas Moore) and 'To Cecilia' (E. H. Lacon Watson) and 'The Quarrel' (Thomas Moore)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher (1908)

'Little Girly-Girl' (James Whitcomb Riley) and 'Maid Marion' (Louise Chandler Moulton)

From "Bachelor Belles" (New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908)

Sheet size: approx. 7.25 x 10.5 inches

$30

For similar prints by Harrison Fisher, from "American Beauties" from 1909, please click here.

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