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Drawn From Nature And On Stone: The Lithographs Of Fitz Henry Lane from incollect

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

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