Inscribed on the verso, "J. G. Fisher." Also on verso in cursive writing, the word, "Dolan"
The sitter, Joseph Gurner Fisher, (1832-1916) was an early Grand Rapids artist, and an early member of the Grand Rapids Art Association. As a member of the Grand Rapids Sketch Club, he was likely a friend of Alten.
Property of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and not part of the permanent collection, 2006.
Cora Dolan (daughter of J.G. Fisher) collection
Baxter, Albert, History of the City of Grand Rapids (: New York and Grand Rapids, Munsell & Company, 1891).