Charles F. Lanman (American, 1819-1895) Panoramic Landscape with Native Americans Signed "Lanman" l.r., identified on a label from Richard York Gallery, New York, affixed to the backing. Oil on canvas, 30 x 48 in. (76.2 x 121.9 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, mild surface rubs, craquelure. N.B. Charles Lanman was born in Munroe, Michigan, and traveled extensively throughout the United States. In addition to painting, he worked as a journalist, author, librarian and government official. He held positions in New York, Ohio, Michigan, and Washington D.C., however, as an avid outdoorsman, Lanman was enthralled by America's uninhabited terrain and often went exploring. Lanman writes "The main object…in my contemplated wanderings, will be to study the 'book of nature, open wide'"(1) (1) Lanman, Charles. Letters from a Landscape Painter (Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1845) p 1. The lining is probably adhered with glue or resin. Retouch is scattered small areas through (many of which are very small). Craquelure throughout is unobtrusive and stable.