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Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake

(1809-1893), Journalist and writer on art

Sitter in 11 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
In 1838, she went to visit her sister in Reval in Russia (now Tallinn, Estonia). She stayed until 1841 and her letters were published as A Residence on the Shores of the Baltic (1841). The success of this travel book led to writing for various magazines, including another anonymous piece on 'Lady Travellers' in the Quarterly Review in 1845. Elsewhere she attacked Jane Eyre, which she was sure was by a man and wrote various articles on art history. In 1849 she married Sir Charles Eastlake. She returned twice to Reval and made trips to Europe with her husband to look at paintings. She had a wide circle of friends including Charles Dickens and William Gladstone.

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Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (née Rigby), after David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG Ax29534

Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (née Rigby)

after David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1843-1848; published 1928
NPG Ax29534

Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG x27670

Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1847
NPG x27670

Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake, after Unknown artist - NPG D36064

Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake

after Unknown artist
aquatint and etching, mid 19th century
NPG D36064

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Anne Rigby (née Palgrave); Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1847
NPG x26047


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