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ART FOR THE NATION: THE EASTLAKES AND THE VICTORIAN ART WORLD. Susanna Avery-Quash and Julie Sheldon. National Gallery, London, 2011. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Yale University Press, New Haven. 304 pp. with 43 ills. (34 col.). 24 x 17 cm. LC 2010-937534 ISBN 9781857095074 In English.
Published on the occasion of a related exhibition, this biographical work explores the role of three pivotal figures in the development of London's National Gallery and its collections: Sir Charles Eastlake (1793-1865), the institution's first director; his wife, the colorful and learned Lady Elizabeth Eastlake (1809-1893); and their nephew, Arts-and-Crafts architect and furniture designer Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906), who was Keeper of the National Gallery from 1878 to 1898.
Artist(s):Eastlake, Charles; Eastlake, Charles Locke
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1800-1900 — (Auto)Biography — Museum Studies
Plans: 71,75,68
Worldwide Number: 075104
Hardcover $45.00    

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