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Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake (1809-1893), Journalist and writer on art

Sitter in 10 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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Florence Nightingale

by Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
pencil, 1846
NPG 3254

D22035

'The Jewess'

by Richard James Lane, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
lithograph, circa 1825-1850
NPG D22035

D38969

Florence Nightingale

by Sir Emery Walker, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
collotype, (1846)
NPG D38969

D21704

Mr Smith

by Richard James Lane, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
lithograph, 1848 (October 1847)
NPG D21704

D22278

Mr Smith

by Richard James Lane, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
lithograph, 1848 (October 1847)
NPG D22278

D21737

Violet Lockhart

by Richard James Lane, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
lithograph, 1849 (1843)
NPG D21737

D22247

Violet Lockhart

by Richard James Lane, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
lithograph, 1849 (1843)
NPG D22247

D21746

Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave)

by Richard James Lane, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
lithograph, 1850
NPG D21746

D22293

Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave)

by Richard James Lane, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
lithograph, 1850
NPG D22293

D22342

Hope Reeve (née Richardson)

by Richard James Lane, after Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake
coloured lithograph, 1 June 1860 (1842)
NPG D22342

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