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Oil painting - Fruit


  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    1848-1849 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lance, George, born 1802 - died 1864 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Charles T. Maud

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

George Lance devoted himself almost exclusively to still-life painting and almost single-handedly revived still-life painting as an artist's primary practice. Mainly working in oil, but also occasionally in watercolour, his still-lifes closely followed those of the Dutch Golden Age masters in form and composition. Lance’s work is characterized by his bold use colour, meticulous attention to detail and mastery of texture. The house in the background of this painting has been identified as Preston House in Kent, the he seat of Lance’s patron Edward Ladd Betts. Lance presumably based his view on the architect's designs, as Preston Hall was not rebuilt in the Jacobean style until 1850.


1848-1849 (painted)


Lance, George, born 1802 - died 1864 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

'G L 1848. 1849'
Signed and dated by the artist on edge of table at right


Height: 85.1 cm approx., Width: 111.1 cm approx.

Object history note

Bequeathed by Charles T. Maud, 1877

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Fruit', George Lance, 1848-1849

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 135


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Fruit; Still life




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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