Sir Charles Lock Eastlake
(1793 - 1865)
Sir Charles Lock Eastlake was active/lived in England, United Kingdom. Sir Charles Eastlake is known for Historical genre and female portrait painting.
Biography Sir Charles Lock Eastlake
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Charles Eastlake, polymath and embodiment of the early Victorian art
establishment, enjoyed a dazzling series of appointments. In 1850 he was
elected President of the Royal Academy and knighted. In 1851, he served
as a commissioner for the Great Exhibition, and in 1855 he was made
Director of the National Gallery, holding the post in tandem with that
of PRA until his death ten years later. To his initiative are due many
of the greatest and best-loved masterpieces in the collection.
The present picture was exhibited at the RA in 1834. The sitter was the
daughter of Lady Charlotte Bury and her second husband, the Rev. John
Bury, rector of Lic
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