LANE, Samuel

1780 - 1859

Samuel Lane

Samuel Lane was born at Lynn, Norfolk on 26 July 1780 and baptised at All Saints’ Church, South Lynn on 29 July 1780, eldest child of Samuel Lane (1749-1835), a tax collector, and his wife Elizabeth née Mayhew (1753-1832). Because of a childhood accident when, at the age of six, attempting to board a small boat he fell into the water and was insensible when rescued and on recovery had become deaf, but still had some ability to speak. A portrait artist and a pupil of engraver Joseph Farington (1747-1821) and in 1800 enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools under Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) who, in 1802, employed him as one of his chief assistants, who then resided in a house into which Samuel later settled, 60 Greek Street, Westminster. A friend of John Constable, who had especially learnt sign language to enable them to communicate with each other. Samuel exhibited at the Norwich Society of Artists, from London in 1819 'Portrait of Capt. Manby', in 1822 'Portrait of the Author of English Synonyms [William Taylor]' and from 60 Greek Street, Soho Square in 1825 four 'Portraits' and from the same address in 1828 thirteen 'Portraits' and the following year four more 'Portraits' also exhibiting at the Royal Academy 1804-1857, some 217 paintings, and at the British Institution and the Society of British Artists. He built up a substantial practice with many of his works being engraved. His portraits include Lord George Bentinck (1802-1848), painted in 1836 and now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery and Admiral Lord Saumarez (United Services Club). Samuel spent some time in Lowestoft and in Aldeburgh for his health and retired to Ipswich in 1853 and in 1858, a portrait painter of Paragon Buildings, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich. He married three times, his first wife was most likely Eliza Lillistone, who married at Barsham, Suffolk on 3 September 1829, Samuel Lane of St Ann, Westminster, and she died in childbirth in Greek Street, Westminster on 25 June 1831, they had one son, Frederick William Lane, born at Westminster on 9 June 1831 who later adopted the last forename of Lillistone. A widower when he married secondly at St Pancras Church, London on 3 March 1835, Catherine Jane Powys (15 January 1803-30 June 1839), they had three children Horatio Powys, Elizabeth Palgrave, and Alice Mary Jane, and thirdly at Norwich, Norfolk on 4 February 1840, Elizabeth Murray. Samuel Lane died at [Lower] Brook Street, Ipswich on 29 July 1859, leaving a widow Elizabeth.

Royal Academy Exhibits
1804 471 Portrait of Capt. Brown, of the Sixth Loyal London
1805 24 Portrait of Col. MacKay
At T. Lawrence, Esq., Greek Street
1806 141 Portrait of Mr. F. Lane
         172 Portrait of Lieut. Marshall of the 59th Regiment
from 23 Craven Street, Strand
1807 390 Portrait of J. Hadley, Esq.
         686 Portrait of Mrs. Robinson
from 11 Greek Street, Soho
1808 109 Portrait of W. Palgrave, Esq.
         160 Portrait of G. Edwards, Esq.
         152 Portrait of Mrs. Canning
         356 Portrait of Sir H. James, Bart.
         474 Portrait of W. Palgrave, Esq.
from 61 Dean Street, Soho
1809 314 Portrait of C. Murray, Esq.
         493 Portrait of T. Hanby, Esq.,
1810 301 Portrait of Two Sister
         307 Portrait of A. Hammond, Esq.
         461 Portrait of a Gentleman
1811 64 Portrait of Capt. G. W. Manby
         200 Portrait of Mrs. Styleman
         217 Portrait of R. Ramsden, D.D., Deputy Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge
         255 Portrait of the Very Rev. the Dean of Norwich
         428 Portrait of J. Hales, Esq.
         512 Portrait of Lady Gooch
1812 182 Portrait of C. Churchill, Esq.
         187 Portraits of Mrs. P. Hammond and Son
         345 Portrait of J. Phillips, Esq.
1813 233 Portrait of a Lady
         269 Portrait of Miss Smith
         269 Portrait of a Gentleman
         276 Portrait of C. H. Phillips, Esq.
         294 Portrait of a Gentleman
from 57 Greek Street, Soho
1814 5 Portrait of Miss Smith
         53 Portrait of G. Crompe, Esq.
         129 Portrait of Cpt Sir W. Bolton, R.N.
         254 Portrait of Capt. Sir P. B. V. Broke, Bart., R.N.
         266 Portraits of the Misses Richardson
         553 Portrait of Captain J. Haig
1816 42 Portrait of the Right Hon. Lord Lynedoch
         97 Portraits of a Lady and Child
         338 Portrait of the Rev. F. Barnwell of Bury St Edmunds
         353 Portrait of a Lady
         531 Portrait of an Officer of the 24th Infrantry
         818 Portrait of W. L. Garrett, Esq.
1817 388 Portrait of a Lady
         421 Portrait of Captain Sir William Hoste, Bart.
         461 Portrait of John Fletcher, a poet in the reign of Elizabeth...
1818 74 Portrait of Raden Rana Depura, a Javanese Chief
         100 Portrait of a Gentleman
         105 Portrait of an Officer
         270 Portrait of a Nobleman
         279 Portrait of W. Green, Esq.
         352 Portrait of Major Garnham
         357 Portrait of ---Wood, Esq.
         403 Portrait of C Kegan, Esq.
1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1852, 1853, 1856

from Brook Street, Ipswich
1857 111 A Young Cadet
         1118 A Portrait

Works by This Artist