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Journals and Correspondence of Lady Eastlake
With Facsimiles of her Drawings and a Portrait

Volume 1

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108074261

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  • Later known as Lady Eastlake, the writer Elizabeth Rigby (1809–93) travelled widely in her early years, and subsequently moved in the highest literary and artistic circles. After an illness in 1827 she was taken abroad to recover, and her encounters with European art led to her writing career. In 1849, she married the painter Charles Eastlake, who became the director of the National Gallery and president of the Royal Academy. Continuing to write, especially for the Quarterly Magazine, on literature and art, she spent part of each year touring galleries and private collections across Europe. This engaging two-volume work of 1895, edited by her nephew and full of shrewd judgements on art and on people, is compiled from her journals and letters. Volume 1 describes Eastlake's early life: the extracts from her journals end in 1854 with her impressions of the reopening of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham.

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    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108074261
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. 1809–42
    2. 1840–2
    3. 1842–3
    4. 1843
    5. 1843 (cont.)
    6. 1843–4
    7. 1844
    8. 1844 (cont.)
    9. 1844–5
    10. 1845–6
    11. 1846
    12. 1846–7
    13. 1847–9
    14. 1849
    15. 1850
    16. 1850-2
    17. 1852
    18. 1852–4.

  • Author

    Elizabeth Eastlake

    Editor

    Charles Eastlake Smith

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