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Kitty Fisher (died 1767), Courtesan

Catherine Maria ('Kitty') Fisher

Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Catherine Maria Fisher, a courtesan, was known for her beauty, wit and daring horsemanship. This is probably the picture described by the Public Advertiser as exhibited at the Society of Artists: 'a portrait of a Lady whose charms are well known to the town. The painter has ingeniously attempted to acquaint us with her name by a rebus upon Canvass. By her side a Kitten (Kitty) is attempting to get into a basin of Gold Fish (Kitty Fisher)'.

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2354

Kitty Fisher

by Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, 1765
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2354

D1952

Kitty Fisher

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D1952

D1953

Kitty Fisher

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D1953

D1954

Kitty Fisher

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D1954

D1951

Kitty Fisher

by Edward Fisher, published by Thomas Ewart, published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 17 July 1759
NPG D1951

D1964

Kitty Fisher

by James Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D1964

D14540

Kitty Fisher

by William Humphrys, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, (1762)
NPG D14540

D1962

Kitty Fisher

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834
NPG D1962

D1963

Kitty Fisher

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834
NPG D1963

D36936

Kitty Fisher

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834
NPG D36936

D38766

possibly Kitty Fisher

by Charles Algernon Tomkins, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1866 (1762-1763)
NPG D38766