Auguste Fischer/Fisher 1861-1916

Auguste Fischer (c. 1861-1916), was the son son of Peter Joshua Fisher and Ellen Rice, he died 26 Jun 1916 at East Melbourne aged 55 and was buried at the Brighton General Cemetery. Vic BDM: 7014/1916

The Argus, Melbourne, Tuesday 27th June 1916, page 6.

“MR. AUGUSTE FISHER

General regret will be expressed at the intimation of the death of Mr. Auguste Fisher, the well-known artist in stained glass, which occurred at a private hospital at East Melbourne, yesterday. Mr. Fisher, who was born in Warwickshire, came from an old country family of French extraction. After serving his articles with one of the leading stained-glass firms in England, Mr. Fisher came to Australia 35 years ago. He landed in Sydney, and subsequently transferred to Melbourne, and 26 years ago established himself in Melbourne. He became one of the leading artists in stained glass in Victoria. His reputation was not confined to this state, for there are many specimens of his art in other states, and in the Canton Club, China; in South Africa, and New Zealand. In Melbourne he has assisted in the stained-glass decoration of many leading buildings, notably at “Menzies,” the Oriental Hotel, and Collins House. Perhaps, the best stained-glass church window that Mr. Fisher designed is that to the late Sir Frederick Sargood, in St. Peter’s, Mornington. Mr. Fisher was a very popular man, and a leader in the Arts’ and Crafts’ Society. He paid visits to England and the Continent at intervals, with the object of keeping in touch with the latest developments in stained glass and leadlight work, in which he was an enthusiast”.

The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Wednesday 28th June 1916, page 1.

“FISHER.- The Friends of the late AUGUSTE FISHER are informed that his funeral will leave the Scots Church, corner Russell and Collins streets, THIS DAY (Wednesday, the 28th inst.), at 2.30 p.m., for the Brighton Cemetery (per motor service).

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