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Richard James Lane

(1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 1225 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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Richard James Lane, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(167)

Richard James Lane

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(167)

Richard James Lane, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax28951

Richard James Lane

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax28951

Richard James Lane, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax17236

Richard James Lane

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17236

Richard James Lane, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax17135

Richard James Lane

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1863
NPG Ax17135

Richard James Lane, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax36253

Richard James Lane

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1866
NPG Ax36253

Richard James Lane, by Edward Hodges - NPG D5766

Richard James Lane

by Edward Hodges
pencil and chalk, 1839
NPG D5766

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