Copyright, Jim LaneThree Presidents of Washington State Community College, Marietta, Ohio,
2001, Jim Lane
Copyright, Jim LaneA typical Jim Lane Pencil Portrait.
(Pencil drawings are extremely
hard to photograph.)
|Young Girl Holding a Book, |
Richard or William Jennys.
I'm guessing it's the latter.
|Man with Five Buttons, Richard Jennys,|
1795--no match for the English
trained artists of Boston
|Woman with Double Headband,|
1805, William Jennys
|Woman in Blue Dress, 1800,|
William Jennys, LIMNER.
Respectfully informs the Young Ladies and Gentlemen of Norwich, that he purposes teaching the Art of DRAWING and PAINTING in its various Branches; viz. Birds, Flowers, Landscape, Portraits and Miniatures. He flatters himself by his strict attention that he shall be able to give satisfaction to those who please to employ him---For terms apply at Mess. Bushnell & Hubbard's Office.N.B--Those Ladies and Gentlemen who wish to sit for their Pictures either in Miniature or Portrait, may be sure of a likeness in the former for One Guinea, or in the latter for three: Apply as above. Norwich, April 1st, 1793.
Respectfully informs the Ladies and Gentlemen of Concord, that he has taken a room at Mrs. George's Tavern where he purposes staying a few days to take Profile Likenesses, which his new invented patent Delineating pencil; which for accuracy, excels any machine before invent for that purpose.He reduces from the shadow; therefore the person is not incommoded with anything passing over his face nor detained for over six minutes. The correctness of the Profiles is well known in Salem, Newberryport, and the adjoining towns; and from them he has selected a few specimens that may be seen at his room;--where he has for sale elegant Frames, oval, round, and square, either gilt or black and the profiles handsomely framed at a moderate price--he has also for sale profiles of the President of the United States.His price is 25 cents for two profiles of one person, and the hours of attendance are from 9 o'clock in the morning till 9 in the evening. June 5, 1805.
|Hawkins' physiogrotrace drawn by|
Charles Wilson Peale, ca. 1803
|How it worked.|
|Some Limner portraits can be quite charming in their honest simplicity.|
Some can't. This 1796 portrait by John Budington is either too honest
or too simplistic--maybe both