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Eastlake

Eastlake, Chaeles, Sir, P.R.A. (1793-1865), was born at Plymouth. He studied at London and Paris, and after making two portraits of Napoleon when on board the Bellerophon, he lived from 1816 to 1830 in Rome. He became A.R.A. in 1827 and R.A. in 1830, and president in 1850, receiving at the same time the compliment of knighthood. In 1855 he became director of the National Gallery, London. His Christ Blessing Little Children, and Christ Weeping over Jerusalem, are in the National Gallery. He also wrote upon art, among his works being Materials for a History of Oil-Painting.

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