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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.

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

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Sir 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 1654 characters.

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About  Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

Born:  1793
Died:   1865
Known for:  Historical genre and female portrait painting