Eastlake, Sir Charles Lock

Eastlake, Sir Charles Lock an English painter, was born at Plymouth in 1793. He. studied under Fuseli at the Royal Academy, and at the Louvre, in Paris. He went to Rome in 1817, and remained there many years. In 1841 he was appointed secretary to the royal commission on the arts; from 1843 to 18 17 was keeper of the National Gallery; and in 1850 Wavs knighted, made president of the Royal Academy, and director of the National Gallery. He died in Pisa, December 23, 1865, Among his most noted works are, Christ Weepinug over Jerusalem; Pilgrims Arriving in Sight of Rome; Christ Blessing Little Children; Hagar and Ishmael, and the Raising of Jairus's Daughter. He wrote Materials for a History of Oil Painting, and Contributions to the Literature of the Fine Arts (posthumous; edited by lady Eastlake). A History of his life was published by lady Eastlake in London in 1870.

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