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Sarah Lindley Fisher (1785-1865)

19th Century
29 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (74.9 x 62.2 cm)

Robert Street, American, (1796–1865)

Object Type: PAINTINGS
Creation Place: North America
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Michael T. Fox
Accession Number: 03-P-494
See the interpretive label written by Sarah Seraphin, MSLS, CA, Rare Materials Librarian, Connelly Library, for the exhibition Teaching and Learning in the Art Museum: La Salle University Faculty Selections in the online exhibition HERE.

William Logan Fisher (1781-1862) and his second wife, Sarah Lindley Fisher (1785-1865), lived at Wakefield, which was first the home of his parents Thomas Fisher (1741-1810) and Sarah Logan (1751-1796). Sarah Logan had inherited the northeastern portion of the Stenton Estate, which belonged to her grandfather James Logan, Secretary to William Penn; it was on this very land that Thomas Fisher built the Wakefield mansion in 1798. The house once stood at the northeast corner of Ogontz and Lindley Avenues, but was unfortunately destroyed by fire in 1985.

In 1807 William Logan Fisher inherited Wakefield estate from his father and lived there with his family. In 1826, Fisher purchased Belfield from neighbor Charles Willson Peale, and gifted the house to his daughter, Sarah Logan Fisher (1806-1891) upon her marriage to William Wister (1801-1881) that same year. Fisher’s son Thomas Rodman Fisher (1802-1861) built “Little Wakefield” in 1829, which still stands today on La Salle University campus as St. Mutien Hall.
Current Location: Art Museum : 19 C Gallery


- Teaching and Learning in the Art Museum: La Salle University Faculty Selections, La Salle University Art Museum, September 10 - December 14, 2018.
See the online exhibition HERE:

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