A Victorian illustration and seamless tile in the PNG format
The actual image is 2432 X 3240
The epitome of feminine beauty in the early 20th Century.
Harrison Fisher Beauty 3, a lovely illustration from Harrison Fisher, a famous artist of the early 20th Century.
I’ve acquired some of Fisher’s original prints to share with you. I’ve retouched them to give them new life while retaining their original beauty and integrity. These ladies are lovely, so soft and elegant, and would be great for scrapbook designs, print projects, and many other designs. All of these images are set upon white backgrounds.
What is it that distinguishes Harrison Fisher’s illustrations from any other artists? What makes them so unique? His portraits and illustrations not only capture the imagination, but they represent an ideal that doesn’t exist, an ideal that we all yearn for. They also capture feminine grace.
This package contains one Harrison Fisher beauty, circa 1909, and a matching seamless background tile. This image and the background tile are 300 DPI and 2432 X 3240 pixels, and are about 8 MB each.
You’ll find the other Harrison Fisher Beauties in my “Victorian Select” Category.
Who was Harrison Fisher?
The Morning Call hired him when he was only 17-years old. Later, he worked for William Randolph Hearst’s, San Francisco Examiner. Not long after, Hearst recognized Fisher’s talent and dispatched him to New York City to work for a new acquisition, the New York Journal.
Harrison Fisher wanted to become an Illustrator, not merely a freelance or comics artist, so he quickly moved on from the New York Journal to work for Puck, one of the nation’s first humor magazines. In 1898, his freelance illustrations began to appear on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post, in 1901, Woman’s Home Companion, in 1903, The Ladies’ Home Journal, and in 1907, Collier’s, Cosmopolitan, and many others.
In 1906, Fisher’s popularity reached new heights when he began to work for another of Hearst’s publications, the American Magazine, which had the largest circulation of any weekly magazine in the world. The publication increased the audience for Harrison Fisher’s illustrations and made his name and style recognized all over America. Fisher began to publish his work on a regular basis for Cosmopolitan, acquired by Hearst in 1905, and became the top artist for its cover illustrations.
Throughout his career, Fisher’s artistic style and subjects were closely identified with Cosmopolitan as his work appeared on the cover nearly every month for 22 years–a total of 293 covers. He also illustrated at least 112 covers for Nash’s magazine, 110 covers for The Saturday Evening Post, and 37 covers for Ladies Home Journal.
Around the time that Harrison began to furnish illustrations for magazine covers of women’s beauty magazines, the subject of his artistry was established, which had been, almost from the beginning of his career, his stylish depictions of elegant, upper-class women.
Harrison Fisher painted the portraits of many famous actresses, singers, writers, and other celebrities, including Hearst’s mistress, Marion Davies. He also painted Scott F. Fitzgerald, Billie Burke, Pola Negri, and many others.
As Harrison Fisher’s popularity rose, he supplied illustrations and cover art for popular novels. Soon, magazines in the USA and Europe that owned the rights to Fisher’s illustrations began printing his illustrations on postcards, prints, and other ephemera. His illustrations were also printed on candy tins, plates, bowls, vases, pocket mirrors, and many other items.
By 1907, Harrison Fisher’s name was nationally known, and he was at the height of his fame when he signed an agreement with Charles Scribner’s Sons to publish a large art book of his illustrations. The Harrison Fisher Book, was the first of fifteen art books that featured his illustrations exclusively with selected poetry. The art books differed from the magazine covers and book illustrations in that they contained large, glossy bookplates of his illustrations and were showcases of his talent and ethereal style.
The illustrations I’m presenting here are from one of those rare books, which I was so lucky to acquire.
These illustrations are timeless classics, perfect for web design, template design, graphic design, t-shirt design, candy wrappers, scrapbook design, print transfers, DIY crafts, card making, embroidery designs, fabric blocks, address labels, business cards, newsletters, stationery, invitations, banners, crafts you print, paper projects, digital stamps, notelets, stickers, note-cards, signature tags, and much more. Please read my terms to learn more.
This package is one zip file, which is about 17 MB.