Speckter, Erwin a German painter, was born at Hamburg in 1806. Encouraged by Von Rumohr, he made an artistic tour, in 1823, through Schleswig and the neighboring country. In 1825 he visited Munich and placed himself under the direction of Cornelius, returning to Hamburg in 1829. In September, 1830, he started for Italy, where he remained until the summer of 1834. His death took place Nov. 23, 1835. His paintings on sacred subjects are, Christ and the Woman of Samaria: — The Women at the Tomb.