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Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane

May 15 – September 5, 1988
West Building, Ground Floor, Central Gallery (4,000 sq. ft.)

Fitz Henry Lane, Becalmed off Halfway Rock, 1860, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1992.51.8

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: The 61 paintings on view, dating from 1844 to 1864, primarily depicted ships and coastal scenes of New England. The exhibition was largely selected from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Cape Ann Historical Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Organization: The exhibition was organized and coordinated by John Wilmerding. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by a grant from GTE Corporation.

Attendance: 398,789

Catalog: Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane, by John Wilmerding with Elizabeth Garrity Ellis et al. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1988.

Brochure: Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1988.

Other Venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, October 5–December 31, 1988

Lane, Fitz Henry
American, 1804 - 1865

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