Jane Lane, Lady Fisher (d.1689)
The Master J.H. (probably Jerome Hesketh) (fl.1647-1666)
Oil paintings on canvas, Jane Lane, Lady Fisher (d. 1689) by The Master JH (fl.1647-1666), with the combined letters J and H f. 1652. A painted oval half-length portrait, turned to the left, wearing decolleté dress and pearl necklace.
Presumably the picture first (?) recorded by James McMullen Rigg in his entry on Jane Lane in the old DNB in [year](vol.??, p.516), as “Her portrait, attributed to Lely, with one of Charles [II] painted expressly for her in 1652, now in the possession of Mr Lane of Kings Bromley Manor, Staffordshire, the direct descendant of [her brother] Colonel [John] Lane of Bentley [Hall]. The features are said to resemble those of Anne Bolyn.”; lent to the RA by Henry H. V. Lane in 1910; given on loan by Mrs P. Sanguinetti (d. 1982) for display at Moseley Old Hall in February 1971; by descent to her son Mr Thomas Ronald Henry Lane and given on loan by him for continued display at Moseley Old Hall in January 1983; by descent to his sister Miss Jane Lane (d. 2013) and transferred by her to the ownership of The National Trust in January 2007.
Makers and roles
The Master J.H. (probably Jerome Hesketh) (fl.1647-1666), artist Gilbert Soest (Soest c.1605 – London 1681), artist Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist
Collins Baker 1912 C. H. Collins Baker, Lely and the Stuart Portrait Painters, London, 1912, vol.I, pp.102-05, illus.