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Theodore Lane

(1800-1828), Painter and etcher

Artist associated with 44 portraits
Theodore Lane was apprenticed to the miniature painter John Barrow, with whom he studied watercolour portraits and miniatures, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1819. His real talent, however, lay in his depiction of humorous subjects; a series of thirty-six subjects designed and etched by him, entitled The Life of an Actor, was published in 1825. Lane also etched a number of sets of satirical and comic prints of sporting and social life, and he became well-known for his caricatures of George IV and Queen Caroline. He turned to oil painting in 1825, and within two years was exhibiting work at the Royal Academy. Lane died at the young age of twenty-eight when he fell through a skylight.

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Moments of Pain, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17909b

Moments of Pain

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1820
NPG D17909b

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17911

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published December 1820
NPG D17911

The Saint! (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17912a

The Saint! (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 9 December 1820
NPG D17912a

A Wooden Substitute, or Any Port in a Storm, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D10847

A Wooden Substitute, or Any Port in a Storm

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
coloured etching, published 19 January 1821
NPG D10847

The Man of the Woods & the Cat-o'-mountain (Sir Matthew Wood, Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D8094

The Man of the Woods & the Cat-o'-mountain (Sir Matthew Wood, Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 27 March 1821
NPG D8094

Honi. Soit. Qui. Mal. Y. Pense. (possibly includes a portrait of George Humphrey), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17896

Honi. Soit. Qui. Mal. Y. Pense. (possibly includes a portrait of George Humphrey)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 12 August 1821
NPG D17896

'Tent-ation.' (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17898a

'Tent-ation.' (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 25 June 1821
NPG D17898a

Grand Entrance to Bamboozl'em, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17900

Grand Entrance to Bamboozl'em

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published February 1821
NPG D17900

An Arm-Full of Love (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17903a

An Arm-Full of Love (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 30 April 1821
NPG D17903a

Returning Justice lifts aloft her Scale, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17904a

Returning Justice lifts aloft her Scale

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 June 1821
NPG D17904a

Mother Cole (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17903b

Mother Cole (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 26 July 1821
NPG D17903b

A parting Hug at St Omer!, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17904b

A parting Hug at St Omer!

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 June 1821
NPG D17904b

Lucifera's Procession.  Fairy-Queen, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17905

Lucifera's Procession. Fairy-Queen

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 12 May 1821
NPG D17905

A Wooden Substitute, or Any Port in a Storm, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17906a

A Wooden Substitute, or Any Port in a Storm

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 19 January 1821
NPG D17906a

The Choice of Hercules (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick), attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17906b

The Choice of Hercules (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 24 May 1821
NPG D17906b

Design for a New Coat of Arms.  Dedicated to Mothers Wood, Windsor & Co. & all the Fancy Queens., attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17907a

Design for a New Coat of Arms. Dedicated to Mothers Wood, Windsor & Co. & all the Fancy Queens.

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 May 1821
NPG D17907a

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