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Historical Materials: 19th-Century Exhibitions
New York – American Art Union
The American Art Union auctioned "Marine View – Coast of Maine" (no. 206) on December 17, 1852.
Newspaper clipping from scrapbook with clippings from other dates
Cape Ann Museum Library & Archive
References Mr. Joseph Stevens as secretary of the American Art-Union, having provided Transactions for 1848, containing 'two paintings by Fitz Henry Lane Esq., of this town, viz. "Rockport Beach" and "Ipswich Bay."'
Gloucester Telegraph: Lane The Artist, p. 2, col. 3
American Antiquarian Society
"LANE, THE ARTIST. – The editor of the Boston Transcript in noticing the collection of paintings at the American Art-Union Gallery at New York, says of our townsman very justly: ‘The farther Lane gets out to sea the more at home he seems to be. There is nothing in the Dusseldorf collection, in the way of marine views, that can be called equal to the best of Lane's. His ships in a squall, his sketches of Cape Ann sea-side scenery, and all his salt water and boating scenes are unequalled in their fidelity to the ocean’s varying aspects. For the information of those, who are not familiar with the merits of this artist, I would say, he is a resident of Gloucester, Massachusetts, where nautical subjects have been his study from a boy, and that he deserves to be better known.’"