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Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), Painter; President of the Royal Academy and Director of the National Gallery

Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Artist associated with 2 portraits
As one of the first painters to arrive in Italy after the Continent reopened in 1815, Eastlake came to dominate the British colony of artists that existed in Rome during the late 1810s-1820s, and was the driving force behind the establishment of the British academy in Rome. Most days, he would spend dangerously long hours sketching the campagna and its people in the sun, and was consequently nicknamed Carlo the Salamander by his artist-friends. He would later become President of the Royal Academy in 1850, and the first Director of the new National Gallery in 1855. Eastlake was also secretary of the Fine Arts Commission, and published several works relating to art criticism and techniques.

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2515(16)

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

by William Brockedon
black chalk, 1828
NPG 2515(16)

342

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

343a

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
oil on paper, circa 1846
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 343a

343b

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b

3182(12)

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

by Charles West Cope
pen and ink, circa 1862
NPG 3182(12)

343c

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c

Ax14801

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

by Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax14801

Ax11913

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

by Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
On display in Room 25 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax11913

Ax38678

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax38678

x14307

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x14307

D36063

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

by George Thomas Doo, after John Prescott Knight
line engraving, 1873
NPG D36063