Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847), resident Congregational minister in Blue Hill, Maine was writer, linguist, inventor, architect, surveyor, farmer, pastor, naturalist, artist-and traveler. His drawings of animals were developed as finely worked engravings in boxwood over a period of several years, resulting in the completed work, Scripture Animals, Or Natural History of the Living Creatures Named in the Bible which is the focus of the exhibition, A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals (on view starting March 23 in the Craig Gallery).
Lecture Three—Print on the Maine Frontier: Jonathan Fisher and the Early Republic
This program will include short presentations by three faculty from the University of Maine at Orono using Fisher’s book as a lens for understanding natural history, religion, and print culture in Maine and the United States in the first decades of the 19th century. Faculty members Ben Friedlander (English Dept.), Richard Judd (History Dept.), and Liam Riordan (History Dept.) hope to offer a rich discussion about what this unique cultural artifact can reveal to us about a transformative period in our past.
Location: Farnsworth auditorium
Cost: $ 12 members, $16 nonmembers.
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