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Education Elizabeth Rigby
While in Germany, she learned German and developed an appreciation of German arts which informs her later writings. (She also taught herself Russian while living with her sister in the Baltics.)
Lochhead, Marion C. Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake. John Murray.
Staying in...
Education Sybille Bedford
The idea had been that Jack and Suzan Robbins should select a boarding school for Sibylle and have her to stay for the holidays. Instead, with the money provided by her family and trustees, they...
Education Marjorie Bowen
She also started drawing, despite having no money for paints or canvases, and gained permission to copy at the National Gallery and the British Museum . There, she learned the techniques of oil painting and...
Education Anita Brookner
AB was educated at James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich, South London. She embarked on a general BA at King's College, London but found the course boring. At the suggestion of a lunchtime lecturer...
Education John Oliver Hobbes
She then attended a number of schools: a boarding establishment at Newbury in Berkshire between 1876 and 1877 (run by the Misses Godwin), a school in Paris from 1880 to 1881 (she was fluent in...
Employer Kathleen Raine
KR was Andrew Mellon Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research.
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Family and Intimate relationships Brigid Brophy
BB , on her twenty-fifth birthday, married art historian Michael Levey , who later became Director of the National Gallery and who was knighted in 1981.
Brophy, Brigid. “Afterword”. The King of a Rainy Country, Virago.
Murdoch, Iris. Living on Paper. Editors Horner, Avril and Ann Rowe, Chatto and Windus.
Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Gregory
AG was particularly close to one of her nephews, Hugh Lane , who became a London art dealer. After his death in the sinking of the Lusitania on 7 May 1915, she engaged in delicate...
Family and Intimate relationships Nina Hamnett
At twenty-two, NH felt it was time she experienced sex. She selected a most beautiful creature with long green eyes and hands like the Angel in the National Gallery by Filippino Lippi , and with...
Friends, Associates Adelaide Procter
Kemble describes AP in this setting as looking already like a poet, with a preternaturally thoughtful, mournful expression for a little child.
Kemble, Fanny. Records of a Girlhood. Henry Holt.
She had, however, a strong sense of herself and her opinions, as...
Friends, Associates Maria Callcott
In Rome they got to know the painter Charles Eastlake , and through him other artists, such as John Jackson and J. W. M. Turner . MC 's developing interest in the pre-Renaissance art of...
Occupation Elizabeth Rigby
The Russian journey launched ER 's literary career, through the success of the book she wrote about it. Already an experienced translator, she was encouraged by this success to write essays and reviews for periodicals...
Occupation Muriel Spark
After the war, MS got an editorial job on the Argentor, the quarterly trade magazine of the National Jewellers' Association . The work involved writing, editing, proof-reading, and research on jewellery at the College of Heralds
Occupation Lady Colin Campbell
During the 1870s the future LCC developed a passion for art. She went on to become a close associate of some of the most famous artists of the day.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Much of her journalistic career drew...
Publishing U. A. Fanthorpe
The cover features Uccello 's well-known painting St George and the Dragon, in the National Gallery , subject of Not My Best Side, the poem which remains UAF 's single best-known work. Cover-paintings...


1824: The House of Commons voted to spend £60,000...

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The House of Commons voted to spend £60,000 to acquire the John Julius Angerstein art collection: this constituted the birth of the National Gallery .

February 1834: Foundations were laid for the new National...

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February 1834

Foundations were laid for the new National Gallery building near Charing Cross (on the north side of Trafalgar Square, which was still in process of being laid out).

April 1838: The National Gallery moved into its new facility...

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April 1838

The National Gallery moved into its new facility at Charing Cross.

1857: A proposal to move the National Gallery further...

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A proposal to move the National Gallery further out, from its central-London site in Trafalgar Square to somewhere suburban, resulted in a poll of Westminster employers as to the relation of their workforce to...

4-22 May 1914: Militant suffragettes slashed several paintings...

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4-22 May 1914

Militant suffragettes slashed several paintings at the Royal Academy and the National Gallery , including Sargent 's portrait of Henry James .

May 1915: Irish art collector Hugh Lane, nephew of...

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May 1915

Irish art collector Hugh Lane , nephew of Augusta Gregory , died suddenly by drowning, leaving his international art collection to the National Gallery of England, the Dublin National Gallery having earlier refused to...


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