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Richard James Lane

(1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 1178 portraits
Born at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, into an artistic family. His mother was a niece of Thomas Gainsborough and his father a prebendary of Hereford Cathedral. At sixteen, he was apprenticed to line engraver Charles Heath. Lane worked as an engraver for several years before turning his attention to the lithographic method of printmaking. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1824 and was elected an associate engraver three years later. Lane specialised in portraiture; he produced hundreds of portraits of royalty, actors, artists and other notable society members. Queen Victoria appointed him royal lithographer in 1837.

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Edward William Lane, by Richard James Lane - NPG 940

Edward William Lane

by Richard James Lane
plaster statue, 1829
On display in Room 15 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 940

Alfred, Count D'Orsay, by Richard James Lane - NPG 4540

Alfred, Count D'Orsay

by Richard James Lane
chalk and pencil, 1841
NPG 4540

Richard Harris Barham, by Richard James Lane - NPG 2922

Richard Harris Barham

by Richard James Lane
pencil, 1842-1843
NPG 2922

Samuel Lysons, by Richard James Lane, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D22024

Samuel Lysons

by Richard James Lane, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, (1793)
NPG D22024

'Sir Toby Belch', by Richard James Lane, published by  Joseph Dickinson, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D21826

'Sir Toby Belch'

by Richard James Lane, published by Joseph Dickinson, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, (1800)
NPG D21826

Thomas Lloyd, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, after  John Russell - NPG D37383

Thomas Lloyd

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, after John Russell
lithograph, in or before 1802
NPG D37383

King George IV, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Charles Joseph Hullmandel, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D33345

King George IV

by Richard James Lane, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, (1814)
NPG D33345

Edmund of Almain, 2nd Earl of Cornwall, by Richard James Lane, after  Henry Corbould, after  Sir Richard Westmacott - NPG D34131

Edmund of Almain, 2nd Earl of Cornwall

by Richard James Lane, after Henry Corbould, after Sir Richard Westmacott
lithograph, (circa 1815-1818)
NPG D34131

King George IV, by Richard James Lane, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D8049

King George IV

by Richard James Lane, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, (1815)
NPG D8049

King George IV, by Richard James Lane, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D21975

King George IV

by Richard James Lane, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, (1815)
NPG D21975

King George IV, by Richard James Lane, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D21976

King George IV

by Richard James Lane, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, (1815)
NPG D21976

King George IV, by Richard James Lane, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D21977

King George IV

by Richard James Lane, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, (1815)
NPG D21977

King George IV, by Richard James Lane, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D21978

King George IV

by Richard James Lane, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, (1815)
NPG D21978

Thomas Murdoch, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D39097

Thomas Murdoch

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, after Thomas Phillips
lithograph, (circa 1816)
NPG D39097

Unknown man, by Richard James Lane, after  Joseph Slater - NPG D21910

Unknown man

by Richard James Lane, after Joseph Slater
lithograph, (1816)
NPG D21910

Thomas Murdoch, by Richard James Lane, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D22433

Thomas Murdoch

by Richard James Lane, after Thomas Phillips
lithograph, (circa 1816)
NPG D22433

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Richard James Lane, published by  John Mitchell, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D45921

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Richard James Lane, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, (May 1823)
NPG D45921

Mary Droop (née Richmond), by Richard James Lane, printed by  Charles Joseph Hullmandel, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D22440

Mary Droop (née Richmond)

by Richard James Lane, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, after 1823 (begun 1823)
NPG D22440

Miss Anderson as Little Red Riding Hood, by Richard James Lane, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D7016

Miss Anderson as Little Red Riding Hood

by Richard James Lane, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1824
NPG D7016

Mrs H. Blaine Hunt, by Richard James Lane, published by  Joseph Dickinson, after  George Henry Harlow - NPG D21960

Mrs H. Blaine Hunt

by Richard James Lane, published by Joseph Dickinson, after George Henry Harlow
lithograph, published August 1824
NPG D21960

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