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Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, by John Gibson, 1840 -NPG 953 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

by John Gibson
23 in. (584 mm) high
NPG 953

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Incised on the side of the base: I GIBSON FECIT/ROMAE

This portraitback to top

Gibson and Eastlake first met in Rome in 1817 and became close friends. Eastlake was in Rome from 1816-1830, Gibson from 1817 to the end of his life. Lady Eastlake merely lists this bust in her life of Gibson, and does not give a date. From the apparent age of the sitter, it must have been executed on one of Eastlake's later journeys to Rome, probably in the 1840s. What appears to be a copy of this bust, also in marble, is on loan to the Plymouth Art Gallery.

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Eastlake (ed.) 1870
Life of John Gibson, R.A., edited Lady Eastlake (1870), p 252.

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The sitter, bequeathed by his widow, Lady Eastlake, 1894.

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VE, 1892 (1081); Sir Charles Eastlake Exhibition, National Gallery, 1965-6 (no catalogue); The Victorian Vision of Italy, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, 1968 (5).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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