Sir Frederick Alexis Eaton(1838-1913), Secretary of the Royal Academy, editor and writer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Frederick Eaton was a medievalist and the secretary and chronicler of the Royal Academy. He was educated at St. Alban's, Oxford, graduating in 1860. Eaton edited Murray's Handbooks on Egypt in 1870 and later one on South Italy. He was appointed secretary of the Royal Academy in 1873, where he was required to deal with the artists exhibiting and those who had been rejected from the annual exhibitions. In 1882, he translated the biography of Albrecht Dürer by Moriz Thausing.
by Henry Jamyn Brooks
oil on canvas, 1889
after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
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