11 DECEMBER 1841, Page 19

Sir FRANCIS CRABTREE has, we understand, left the bulk of

his large fortune to the Royal Academy, of which he was so distinguished an ornament ; after the death of his widow, who enjoys it daring her life. This munificent bequest bespeaks his sincere regard for the interests of British art ; and it is to be hoped that the Academy will become duly sensible of the responsibility of the duty thus laid upon it, of promoting by enlightened and liberal measures the objects contemplated by the admirable sculptor.