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George Lance, 1802-1841

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1802.03.24
Place of Birth: Little-Easton, Essex
Date of Death: 1841.06.18
Place of Death: near Berkenhead


George Lance was a painter.


Lance, who studied under Benjamin Robert Haydon, specialised in still life scenes and historical genre scenes. He was active exhibiting in London between 1824 and 1864, showing at the British Institution, Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and Society of British Artists, the latter which elected JW its President in 1886. In 1887, when JW was attempting to gain a Royal Charter for the SBA, he made mention of Lance as being among the illustrious artists who had shown their work at the society's inaugural exhibition (#05281).

Lance also exhibited at the Liverpool Academy where he was an honorary member. In 1836 he won the Liverpool prize for Melanchthon's First Misgivings of the Church of Rome. His principal pupil and follower was William Duffield.


Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Woodbridge, 1971.