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Lance, George (1802-64), the still-life painter, was a native of Little Easton, Essex. He was a pupil of Haydon for seven years, and exhibited between 1828 and 1862 both at the Royal Academy and the British Institution. He died at Sunnyside, near Birkenhead. Three of his pictures, two of which are fruit pieces, are in the National Gallery, and two fruit pieces and a portrait of himself (1830) at South Kensington.

“God often bestows temporal prosperities on the wicked, to show how lightly he esteems what the world is so dazzled with; but crosses he reserves for his own, whom he would humble under his Almighty hand, and make them the objects of his delight.”