Elizabeth Eastlake's Trips to Italy

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Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, born Elizabeth Rigby (1809-1893) travelled widely and made a career of writing about travel and art. She began to travel regularly to see artworks after she married Sir Charles Eastlake, who in 1855 became the director of the foremost museum of painting in Britain, the National Gallery. This exhibit tracks the 13 trips Eastlake took with her husband to Italy between 1852 and his death in 1865. Double-click on the color dots for each trip on the timeline to see each itinerary with more information. Click on any of the "waypoints" shown on the panel to the right of the map for more information on these. You can zoom in and out and maneuver to different locations at any point, as on any interactive map.