(late 19th century)
J. P. Fisk was active/lived in Massachusetts. J Fisk is known for factory fire painting.
Biography J. Fisk
Following is the Skinner Auction House commentary on the painting by
J.P. Fisk auctioned by their house on June 5, 2004 in Boston.
Most extraordinary among the auction's paintings is the Painting of the Union Wadding Co. Fire, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1870,
by J. P. Fisk (lot 104, $75/125,000). The Union Wadding Co.
produced cotton wadding and batting, and suffered one of Pawtucket's
most destructive fires on September 10, 1870. The event was
depicted in meticulous detail by railroad commuter and eyewitness, J.
P. Fisk, whose work records the position of the buildings, the
steamers, the firemen, the passing railroad trains, the churches and
dwellings in the distance, as well as the onlookers, agai
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