Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Rigby, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Rigby
Married Name: Elizabeth Eastlake
Titled: Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake
Pseudonym: The Author of Letters from the Baltic
Pseudonym: The Author of Baltic Letters
Used Form: Lady Eastlake
As an art historian, journalist, and public figure, ER
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.
Broomfield, Andrea, and Sally Mitchell, editors. Prose by Victorian Women. Garland, 1996.
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She also knew Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake
, who remembered her as enthusiastic, gentle, and joyous, with a beauty of figure and face peculiarly her own,—as engaging as it was intellectual—with gifts of genius (and...
(who was a discriminating critic but also a personal friend of MS
) wrote of her gifts of genius.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/, http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Mary Martha Sherwood
anonymously reviewed the fourth edition for the Quarterly Review in 1843. Rigby found nothing but fault with the book. She saw so much of positive evil in Mrs. Sherwood's writing, and that backed...
was stung by Elizabeth Rigby
's attack on the second edition in the Quarterly, which entered the debate over governesses by reviewing the novel alongside Thackeray
's Vanity Fair and the Report of...
Matilda Charlotte Houstoun
Writing for the Quarterly Review, Elizabeth Rigby
asserted that MCHinherits the easy spirit
Though her first colonial book received a warm reception in England, LAM
's sharp criticisms—portraying the lower classes as lazy, men as obsessed with sheep, and women as idle gossips and slaves to fashion—offended some...
Some time in 1851 MS
began writing down John Gibson
's autobiography from his dictation while he was a guest at her home. Their project was cut short when Gibson leftt the house after his...
Anna Brownell Jameson
The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art, written by ABJ
as the fourth volume of her series Sacred and Legendary Art and completed by Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake
, was published posthumously.
Johnston, Judith. Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters. Scolar Press, 1997.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870. http://replay.web.archive.org/20070714065452/http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~asp/v2/home.html, http://replay.web.archive.org/20070714065452/http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~asp/v2/home.html.
Chisholm, Hugh, editor. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Cambridge University Press, 1911.
Rigby, Elizabeth. A Residence on the Shores of the Baltic. John Murray, 1841.
Rigby, Elizabeth. A Residence on the Shores of the Baltic. Cambridge University Press, 2010. http://www.cambridge.org/series/sSeries.asp?code=CLOR, http://www.cambridge.org/series/sSeries.asp?code=CLOR.
Rigby, Elizabeth. “Books for Children”. Quarterly Review, Vol.