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Funeral & Burial

publication
1865 Boston Daily Evening Transcript 8.19.1865
8.19.1865
Newspaper
American Antiquarian Society

"The death of this gifted artist may almost be considered a national loss, at least so far as art is concerned. Mr. Lane was undoubtedly the finest marine artist in this country. We have never seen any paintings equal to his in perfect accuracy in all aspects of marine architecture and thought, and true natural position to the canvas and complete equipment of vessels."

publication
1865 Gloucester Telegraph
1865
Newspaper
Gloucester Telegraph

"By the will of the late Fitz H. Lane, Esq., his handsome painting of the Old Fort, Ten Pound Island, etc., now on exhibition at the rooms of the Gloucester Maritime Insurance Co., was given to the town... It will occupy its present position until the town has a suitable place to receive it."

publication
1865 Gloucester Telegraph 8.13.1865
8.13.1865
Newspaper

"Fitz H. Lane the celebrated marine painter died at his residence in this town Sunday, August 13. He was very sick last winter but contrary to the expectations of his friends he rallied and was able to resume painting. After getting out he had a fall but was apparently not seriously injured. He was taken suddenly ill on the sixth and remained very low until his death. Funeral services were held Tuesday from his residence, the service being conducted by Rev. Mr. Mountford, a Unitarian clergyman of Boston."

1867 Cape Ann Advertiser 10.25.1867
Procter Brothers
10.25.1867
Newspaper

Letter to the editor: "Fitz H. Lane's will and gift of the Old Fort painting in the Town Hall, sketched in 1859, from T. Sewell Lancaster and Joseph L. Stevens, executors."

Reply from Selectmen: "Mr. Lane was much esteemed by his townsmen not only for his skill as an artist, but also for his character, as a gentleman of Honor and Integrity."

manuscript
Lane death certificates, August 1865
Dr. Herman Davidson, City of Gloucester
Gloucester City Archives.
photo (historical)
Oak Grove Cemetery
1871
Gloucester City Archives
stereo view

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photo (historical)
Oak Grove Cemetery
Gloucester City Archives
stereo view

Also filed under: Historic Photographs »

photo (historical)
Oak Grove Cemetery
Gloucester City Archives

Also filed under: Historic Photographs »

artwork
Sketch for Stone to Memory of Fitz H. Lane
Graphite on paper
10 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.
Inscribed across bottom (in pencil): Sketch for stone to memory of Fitz H. Lane / of Gloucester, / Mass.
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Mass. (2013.19.6)
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manuscript
Will of Fitz H. Lane
FItz. H. Lane
October 3, 1865
Essex County Probate Records, Volume 424, Leaves 34 & 35

The will disposed of Lane's property (including watch and diamond breast pin), his monetary assets, and gave to the city of Gloucester a painting of the Old Fort. Joseph Stevens, Jr. and T. Sewall Lancaster were named executors. It was signed by Lane on March 10, 1865.

Citation: "Historical Materials." Fitz Henry Lane Online. Cape Ann Museum. http://fitzhenrylaneonline.org/historical_material/index.php?section=Funeral+%26+Burial (accessed August 17, 2017).
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