A Merry Christmas Day, in the Watch House, for Milling the Charles.No Bail come yet, Sir,_you must be locked up till morning_now Sir,_walk in.
[n.d. c.1820] London, Pubd. by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket.
Coloured etching. 349 x 254mm. 13¾" x 10".
Theodore Lane (1800-1828), was apprenticed to the miniature painter John Barrow, with whom he studied watercolour portraits and miniatures, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1819. His real talent, however, lay in his depiction of humorous subjects; a series of thirty-six subjects designed and etched by him, entitled The Life of an Actor, was published in 1825. Lane also etched a number of sets of satirical and comic prints of sporting and social life, and he became well-known for his caricatures of George IV and Queen Caroline. He turned to oil painting in 1825, and within two years was exhibiting work at the Royal Academy. Lane died at the young age of twenty-eight when he fell through a skylight.
Listed in BM undescribed.
[Ref: 14261] £260.00