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An antique rural scene



Sir Charles Lock Eastlake


17 Nov 1793 - 24 Dec 1865


Other Title

Classical landscape



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


67.3 x 90.3 cm canvas; 100.4 x 124.0 x 14.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.c., "C L EASTLAKE...1824.". Signed l.l., "[C L E]ASTLAKE...".


Bequest of Amy Alfreda Vickery 1942

Accession number


Artist information

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

Works in the collection


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Horatio Walpole, circa 1824, Painted for Horatio Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford (1783–1858). His (anon) sale, Christie's, London, 26–28 June 1856, 3rd day, no 250 ('A classical landscape, with Arcadian figures near a terminal statue; buildings, and mountainous distance. A beautiful composition, painted at Rome').

Pennell, 28 Jun 1856-pre 1881, London/England, Purchased at the previous sale, 170 gns.

George Comer, pre 1881, By 1881. See exhibitions.

John Dickinson, pre 04 Dec 1909, sold by him at Christie's, 4 Dec 1909, no 33. Purchased at this sale for 13 gns by Newman

Newman, post 04 Dec 1909, Purchased at the previous sale for 13 gns.

Amy Alfreda Vickery, pre 1942, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Bequest of Amy Vickery 1942

Referenced in 21 publications


Anon., Times, no 22407, 'Lord Orford's collection of pictures', London, 30 Jun 1856, p 6.

Anon., Examiner, no 836, 'Fine arts: British Institution gallery', London, 08 Feb 1824, p 91.

Anon., Literary Gazette, no 371, 'British Gallery', London, 28 Feb 1824, p 138.

Anon., Daily News, no 3152, 'Lord Orford's pictures', London, 24 Jun 1856, p 6.

Anon., Morning Chronicle, no 17098, 'British Institution', London, 05 Feb 1824, p 3.

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, Contributions to the literature of the fine arts, 2nd series, London, 1870, p 194.

Anon ('R H')., Examiner, no 839, 'Fine arts: British Institution gallery', London, 29 Feb 1824, p 139.

W F Rae, Fine Art Quarterly Review, 'Sir Charles Lock Eastlake', Jun 1866, pp 52–75: p 75.

Bernard Rigby, Look, 'Colour me classical: more than a painter of pretty pictures', Sydney, Oct 2007, p 23, col illus p 23.

Catalogue of a highly important collection of Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch and English pictures including the celebrated Rainbow Landscape by Rubens and other works of nearly equal importance...removed from a noble mansion in the country, London, 26 Jun 1856-28 Jun 1856, p 19, no 250.

A catalogue of the works of British artists place in the gallery of the British Institution Pall-Mall for exhibition and sale, London, 1824, p 27, no 343.

Catalogue of a loan collection of paintings by British artists born before 1801, Liverpool, 1881, p 21, no 196.

Unknown (Compilator), The British Institution 1806-1867: a complete dictionary of contributors and their work from the foundation of the Institution, Bath, 1969 {reprint}, p 174.

Catalogue of the collection of modern pictures of the British and continental schools of John Dickinson, esq, deceased, late of Park House, Sunderland, London, 04 Dec 1909, p 7, no 33.

A century of loan exhibitions, 1813-1912, 5 vols, London, 1913-1915, vol 4, 1914, p 1902.

Art and Australia, vol 10, no 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales special number, Sydney, Jul 1972, pp 63–75: p 64.

Sir Charles Eastlake and the Victorian art world, Princeton, 1978, p 255 under 1823.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 53, illus p 53.

Unknown and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 76, no 593, illus p 76.

Regency - British Art & Design 1800-1830, Adelaide, 1998, p 61, no 102.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1998, Sydney, 1998, p 53.