Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 56 x 44 in. ( 142.2 x 111.8 cm ) frame: 67 1/2 x 55 x 4 in. ( 171.4 x 139.7 x 10.2 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "D. Huntington 1851"
Charles Eastlake was born in Plymouth, England, and would distinguish himself as an artist and author. In addition, he served as keeper of the National Gallery of England from 1843 to 1847 and director from 1855; he was knighted in 1850, the same year he was named president of the Royal Academy, a position he held until 1865.
"The Fine Arts - Exhibition of the National Academy," New-York Tribune, April 22, 1853, p. 6. "The Fine Arts - Exhibition of the Academy," The Literary World, April 30, 1853, pp. 358-9. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, p. 247.
Gift of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts
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