Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847), resident Congregational minister in Blue Hill, Maine was writer, linguist, inventor, architect, surveyor, farmer, pastor, naturalist, artist-and traveler. His drawings of animals were developed as finely worked engravings in boxwood over a period of several years, resulting in the completed work, Scripture Animals, Or Natural History of the Living Creatures Named in the Bible which is the focus of the exhibition, A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals (on view starting March 23 in the Craig Gallery).
Lecture Two—The Making of Scripture Animals
The Farnsworth’s Assistant Curator, Jane Biano, who organized the exhibition A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals will share the story of the making and marketing of the book, with emphasis upon natural history, a story which draws from Fisher's studies at Harvard and his travels through Maine and Massachusetts.
Location: Farnsworth auditorium
Cost: $12 members, $16 nonmembers
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