Charles Locke Eastlake

Born: 11 Mar 1833 in Plymouth
Died: 20 Nov 1906
Museum Curator and journalist. His uncle was Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793–1865), president of the Royal Academy and director of the National Gallery. Eastlake became a pupil of Philip Hardwick, and in 1853 entered the Royal Academy Schools, where a year later, he gained a silver medal for architectural drawings; he exhibited two designs at the academy in 1855–6. Eastlake later became a freelance journalist, contributing to a number of leading publications, including the Nineteenth Century, the Cornhill Magazine, Building News, and the London Review. Between 1859 and 1862, as 'Jack Easel or Our Roving Correspondent,' he contributed twenty-eight articles to Punch on a variety of artistic and social topics at home and abroad, and according to the author of the history of Punch, M. H. Spielmann, ‘their note was lively enough to cause his papers to be looked forward to by Punch's readers’ (Spielmann, 362).
Works of Art: 0
Books: 1
Archives: 1
Easel, Jack   Our square and circle: or, the annals of a little London house ; by Jack Easel, sometime Punch's 'Roving Correspondent' [i.e. Charles Locke Eastlake]. - London 1895   
AND/24/333    E.W. Cooke, Glen-Andred, Groombridge, Sussex, to Anderdon    12 Feb 1873    Item