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As an art historian, journalist, and public figure, Elizabeth Rigby played a major role in shaping modern art criticism. Many of her publications introduced readers and artists to new influences from German art, while others confirmed the importance of the Italian masters. Through her literary and art-history reviews, she influenced Victorian public taste. Produced over a span of sixty years, her work includes travel writing, short stories, essays, and three translations. She was also a talented editor. Bibliographic Citation link.
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17 November 1809 ER was born at Norwich.  Bibliographic Citation link.
By September 1841 ER anonymously published her travel diary A Residence on the Shores of the Baltic, compiled from a series of letters written to her mother. Bibliographic Citation link.
January 1893 Ten months before her death, ER (Lady Eastlake) issued her last publication, "Reminiscences of Edinburgh Society nearly fifty years ago", in Longman's Magazine as by 'the author of Letters from the Baltic'. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 October 1893 ER (Lady Eastlake) died in her late eighties in her home at 7 Fitzroy Square, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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