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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Catherine Maria ('Kitty') Fisher (circa 1741-1767), Courtesan

Courtesan; of obscure, possibly German origin, famed for her beauty, wit, and as a daring horsewoman; the subject of many, and at times abusive verses; became the second wife of John Norris of Benenden, sometime MP for Rye.

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Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures ... at the Lansdowne House, London and Bowood, Wilts., 1897.

Collins Baker 1920
C. H. Collins Baker, Catalogue of the Petworth Collection of Pictures ..., 1920.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.