Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, an English painter, born in Plymouth in 1793, died in Pisa, Italy, Dec. 23, 1865. He commenced the study of art at the royal academy, under the direction of Fuseli, and continued it at the Louvre in Paris. He was compelled to leave France by the return of Napoleon from Elba, of whom he painted soon after a portrait, as he appeared at Plymouth on board the Bel-lerophon on his way to St. Helena. In 1817 he went to Rome, and remained there for many years, with the exception of visits to Greece, Sicily, etc. Among his most celebrated paintings are one in illustration of a passage in Byron's "Dream," "Christ weeping over Jerusalem," "Escape of Francesco di Carrara," " Pilgrims arriving in sight of Rome," " Christ blessing little Children," "Hagar and Ish-mael," and the "Raising of Jairus'daughter." In 1841 he was appointed secretary to the royal commission on fine arts; from 1843 to 1847 he was keeper of the national gallery; and in 1850 he was knighted, made president of the royal academy, and director of the national gallery.

He was the author of notes to Kugler's "Handbook of Painting," which was translated by Lady Eastlake, and of "Materials for a History of Oil Painting." - Lady Eastlake, whom he married in 1849, had acquired before her marriage, while Miss Elizabeth Rigby, literary reputation by the publication of "Letters from the Shores of the Baltic " (1841), "Livonian Tales " (1846), and other writings. She is also an artist of considerable ability. Eastlake's life was published by Lady East-lake (London, 1870), who also edited his posthumous " Contributions to the Literature of the Fine Arts."