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Fitz Hugh Lane (American, 1804-1865) Manchester Harbor Signed and dated "F. H.Lane 1853" l.r., partial exhibition label (see below) perhaps written in Lane's hand on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. (60.9 x 91.4 cm), in the original frame. Condition: Losses l.l. and along edges, surface grime, craquelure. Provenance: Acquired by Thomas J. Herring (1825-1895), a Boston slater. In October of 1847, T.J. Herring was married on Nantucket to Winnifred Bunker Folger (1830-1868), a descendent of Peter Folger, the grandfather of Benjamin Franklin. The work has descended through the family to the present owner. Exhibitions: The Thirtieth Exhibition of Paintings and Statuary, Athenaeum Gallery, Boston, 1857. The work is noted in the exhibition catalogue, page 15, number 329, lent by T.J. Herring. A photocopy of this catalogue accompanies the lot. Literature: John Wilmerding, Fitz Hugh Lane (Praeger Publishers; New York, 1971), page 74. N.B. Fitz Hugh Lane was one of the foremost American marine painters of the nineteenth century. He was born in 1804 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and spent much of his youth sketching the Cape Ann shore. He apprenticed with William S. Pendleton, the Boston lithography firm, in the early 1830s, specializing in topographic views. In the 1840s Lane probably saw the works of Robert Salmon and Washington Allston in Boston, and it was at this time that he decided to concentrate on painting. The paintings of the late 1840s and early 1850s reflected Lane Read more…


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2004-11-19

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