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A.J. Fischer, 1920s

Sidney Riley Studios

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 27.3 cm x 13.2 cm, image: 13.8 cm x 9.6 cm)

Amandus Julius Fischer (1859-1948) began his art studies in Sydney before proceeding to the Westminster School of art in London, and the Académie Julian and the Atelier Colarossi in Paris. From 1883 he exhibited landscapes and figure studies with the New South Wales Society of Artists; he worked for the staff artist for the Illustrated Sydney News, the Bulletin and the Brisbane Boomerang. He is best known for illustrating Arthur H Davis’s (Steele Rudd’s) enormously popular book On Our Selection (1899) and its sequel, Stocking Our Selection.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Accession number: 2012.196

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Sidney Riley Studios

Amandus Julius Fischer (age 61 in 1920)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

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