Charles Lock Eastlake 1793-1865
Mrs Charles H.Bellenden Ker 1835
Christ Blessing Little Children
Hagar and Ishmael
Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter, museum director, collector and writer. Fourth son of an Admiralty lawyer at Plymouth, he was educated at local grammar schools and then, briefly, at Charterhouse, Surrey. Determined to become a painter, he began work in 1809 as Benjamin Robert Haydon’s first pupil and as a student at the Royal Academy Schools in London. In 1815 he exhibited for the first time at the British Institution, visited Paris and studied the pictures in the Musée Napoléon.