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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Fitz Henry Lane, American (Gloucester, MA 1804 - 1865 Gloucester, MA)
Blue Hill, Maine
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite on off-white wove paper
overall: 26.7 × 70.7 cm (10 1/2 × 27 13/16 in.)
left sheet: 16.7 × 18.4 cm (6 9/16 × 7 1/4 in.)
center sheet: 26.7 × 40.9 cm (10 1/2 × 16 1/8 in.)
right sheet: 26.7 × 14.2 cm (10 1/2 × 5 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, u.l.: F. H. Lane
  • inscription: u.l., graphite, in artist's hand: Blue Hill Me. Aug 1851
  • inscription: l.l., graphite, in artist's hand: Painting made from this sketch / purchased by Peters of Boston
  • inscription: old backing, now in curatorial file, graphite: FLH-663
  • label: old backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed: Frances / Hofer [two labels]
  • stamp: old backing, now in curatorial file, red and black ink, stamped and handwritten: [red ink:] Framed By / [black ink:] Holman's Print Shop, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts No. [handwritten, red ink:] 734166
  • exhibition label: removed from old backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed, typed, handwritten: S.E. 290; [handwritten in red pencil:] #65
Fitz Henry Lane, bequest; to Joseph L. Stevens, Jr., Gloucester, Massachusetts, to; Samuel H. Mansfield, Gloucester, Massachusetts, gift; to Cape Ann Historical Association, sold; to Philip and Frances L. Hofer, May 1965, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1979
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Made up of three sheets of paper joined horizontally. Edges overlap slightly. Pinholes at corners of joined sheet.
Publication History

John Wilmerding, Fitz Hugh Lane, 1804-1865, American Marine Painter, Essex Institute (Salem, MA, 1964), no. 196

John Wilmerding, Fitz Hugh Lane, Praeger (New York, NY, 1971), p. 69

Eunice Williams, Master Drawings and Watercolors: The Hofer Collection, exh. cat., ed. Konrad Oberhuber and William W. Robinson, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1984), cat. no. 49, pp. 57-58, repr. p. 128

John Wilmerding, Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art / Harry N. Abrams (Washington, D.C and New York, NY, 1988), no. 49, repr.

Exhibition History

Fitz Hugh Lane: The First Major Exhibition, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, 03/20/1966 - 04/17/1966; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, 04/30/1966 - 06/06/1966

Fitz Hugh Lane 1804-65, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, 07/12/1974 - 09/15/1974

Master Drawings and Watercolors: The Hofer Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, 04/15/1984 - 07/07/1984; Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/05/1984 - 11/29/1984

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