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An original watercolor painting
believed to be C.G. Lane 1881

An original watercolor painting

"Lake of Constance"

This is a Turner-like water color of a lake view expertly executed with great delicacy. It measures 9 1/4" high by 13" long.

There is a very faint signature that may say " C.G. Lane" and date "81" on the lower right hand corner. It was only visible in enhanced photographs

C.G. Lane was a clergyman, a well known accomplished watercolorist and quite a famous cricketer! He was a right-handed batsman mainly associated with Oxford University and Surrey. (Wikipedia)

The label on the back of the mounting board said "(copy) of a painting by JMW Turner of the Lake of Constance, C G Lane...Gaddesden." This inscription may have been done at a later date, as the painting

appears very similar to a work by Ruskin of a similar scene in a private collection. The painting may have in fact been inspired by Ruskin.

It was painted on a thin smooth wove texture paper mounted on a thin 3 piece board with a mat. The painting has been removed from the board, cleaned and wrapped in buffered paper for preservation. The mat is badly damaged along it's lower edge. The mat and board each measure 18" x 22" and are included for archiving. The painting itself is 9 1/4 by 13 inches.

For more information on Rev. Charlton George Lane 1836-1892 (Berhamsted, Hertfordshire) (C.G. Lane) see :H.L. Mallalieu,
The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920,
Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge 2002, vol.I, p.352:
"He was a most muscular Christian and a notable cricketer."

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Above photo is the damaged hand colored mat lying on top of the thin 3 part board backing.

The painting has been restored but still has some signs of age.
There are a few faint spots and there is a small hole repaired , and some of the margins have minor tears
It is shipped un matted,but is accompanied with the original backing - the back of the framing material with CG Lane named as artist and the original aged and stained mat for archiving.
Signature: C.G. Lane 81 - enhanced photo
There is also a note on the back of the original framing material. with C.G. Lane as painter
what remains is " of a watercolor by J.M.W Turner...View of Lake of Constance. C G Lane,
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Great Thanks for information from Mathew Imms & Ian Warrel at the Tate Gallery , London.
for more information on C.G. Lane see :H.L. Mallalieu, The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge 2002, vol.I, p.352: