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Kitty Fisher (circa 1741-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)'.