Isaac Howard Fowle
Isaac Howard Fowle was active/lived in Massachusetts. Isaac Fowle is known for wood carver-ship's figureheads.
Biography Isaac Howard Fowle
Born in Medford, Massachusetts, Isaac Fowle was a link from Boston's 18th-century carving tradition to the nineteenth century. He made one of Boston's best-known ship's figureheads, Lady with a Scarf, which for some years was his shop sign to illustrate his carving abilities.
Fowle apprenticed to Simeon Skillin Jr. and worked for several years on Skillins' Wharf in partnership with Edmund Raymond after Skillin died. By 1813, he was listed in the Boston city directories as a Carver at 3 Ship Street. In 1833, he took his sons, John and William, into his business, and by 1837, Isaac Fowle and Company exhibited "figure heads and mouldings for ships, well carved in wood".
In the 1840s, the shop produced a carved figurehead o
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