View of the Old Building at the corner of Ann St., Boston, Mass. Drawn by F. H. Lane. Lithograph by Pendleton’s Lithography, Boston, 1835. Lithograph on paper, hand-colored, 6-3/8 x 8-1⁄16 in. Boston Athenaeum.
Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865) is best known for his extraordinary corpus of marine paintings, mainly of the New England coast. Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, a center of the fishing industry, Lane spent about fifteen years working in Boston as a commercial lithographer before becoming a painter fulltime. The Cape Ann Museum, located in Lane’s hometown, celebrates this aspect of Lane’s career in the exhibition, Drawn from Nature and on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane. Read more at incollect.com