Charles Othon Frederic Jean Baptiste Clarac, count, a French antiquary and artist, born in Paris, June 16, 1777, died in 1847. Having emigrated with his family, he served for some time in the army of the prince of Oonde, and afterward entered a Russian regiment; but his leisure hours were devoted to the study of natural philosophy and the fine arts. Availing himself of the amnesty granted under the consulate, he returned to France, and being chosen tutor to the children of King Murat, he repaired to Naples in 1808. During his stay there he superintended the excavations at Pompeii, the results of which he described in his Fouilles faites a Pompei. After the downfall of Murat he returned to France, and soon afterward went with the French embassy to Brazil. On his return to Paris he was appointed successor to Visconti as keeper of the museum of antiquities of the Louvre. He published a catalogue of the museum, and a Mamcel de Vhis-toire de l'art chez les anciens (3 vols. 12mo, 1830-'47); but his best work is the Musee de sculpture antique et moderne (6 vols, large 8vo, with a folio atlas, 1825-'52), completed after his death, to which he devoted his fortune.