Elizabeth Rigby (Lady Eastlake)

1809–1893

Biography

Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (17 November 1809 – 2 October 1893), born Elizabeth Rigby, was a British author, art critic and art historian, and was the first woman to write regularly for the Quarterly Review. She is known not only for her writing but also for her significant role in the London art world while her husband, Sir Charles Eastlake, was director of the National Gallery there.

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