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Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

26 of 102 portraits matching these criteria:

- set matching 'Drawings of prominent people by Brockedon'

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Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

by William Brockedon
black chalk, 1828
15 1/4 in. x 10 7/8 in. (389 mm x 276 mm)
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
Primary Collection
NPG 2515(16)

Sitterback to top

  • Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), Painter; President of the Royal Academy and Director of the National Gallery. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • William Brockedon (1787-1854), Painter, writer and inventor. Artist associated with 112 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Events of 1828back to top

Current affairs

Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.
Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.

Art and science

London Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.

International

Daniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.

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