Fitz Henry Lane's Borrowed Studio, ME 1850

About This Project

In the summer of 1850, Fitz Henry Lane, the well known New England maritime painter, visited his friend in Castine, Maine, where he produced many of his better known paintings. The house is still there, and I used the architectural detail of the two doors flanking the fireplace as the inspiration for my vision of how the home may have looked when Lane painted there. The two paintings shown here were painted by Lane. The first one is of the home itself and the second is the view from it. I used reproductions of these paintings for the view out of the windows in the roombox.

The painting of the Violin shown on the right side of the photographs of the roombox was painted by William Harnett for the Cincinnati Symphony.