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Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake

1 portrait by John Richard Coke Smyth

Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake, by John Richard Coke Smyth,  -NPG 2533 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake

by John Richard Coke Smyth
4 3/4 in. x 4 1/4 in. (121 mm x 108 mm)
NPG 2533

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on the back of the drawing: Lady Eastlake/by Coke Smyth.
Inscribed on the original back mount, in a different hand: Lady Eastlake/By Coke Smyth

This portraitback to top

Although the identification is solely based on the inscriptions, there seems no reason to question them. The features are perfectly compatible with known likenesses of Lady Eastlake, although the comparison is not absolutely conclusive.

Physical descriptionback to top

Brown eyes, and brown hair. Dressed in brown and red, with a pink ribbon and white collar. She is also wearing what appears to be a hair net, secured by pearl-headed pins. Background colour light blue.

Provenanceback to top

H. W. Underdon, purchased from him, 1932.


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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