22 September – 15 December | Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
Who? Charles Eastlake
What? Charles Eastlake (1793 – 1865) was an influential painter, scholar and arts administrator in the early 19th century. He was born in Plympton and taught to paint by Plymouth-born painters Samuel Prout and Benjamin Robert Haydon. ‘Napoleon on Board the Bellerophon in Plymouth Sound’ (1815), a painting which is now exhibited in the National Maritime Museum in London, was his first notable accomplishment. Eastlake advanced to become a prominent figure of the Victorian art world, and went on to revolutionise the National Gallery into a prolific institution. Partnered with the National Gallery, this exhibition explores his journey to success, and marks the numerous artistic achievements throughout his life; a testament to Plymouth’s artistic heritage.
When? 22 September – 15 December