Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey

1781–1841

Biography

John Jackson, ‘Sir Francis Chantrey’ c.1830
John Jackson
Sir Francis Chantrey c.1830

Sir Francis Leg(g)att Chantrey RA (7 April 1781 – 25 November 1841) was an English sculptor. He became the leading portrait sculptor in Regency era Britain, producing busts and statues of many notable figures of the time. He left the Chantrey Bequest or Chantrey Fund for the purchase of works of art for the nation, which was available from 1878 after the death of his widow.

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Artworks

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BP Spotlight: Bodies of Nature

Bodies of (Human) Nature: Nymphs in British Art 1780–1840. Essay by Cora Gilroy-Ware for Tate's BT Spotlights display ...
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The Craze for Pastel

Ruth Kenny's essay on The Craze for Pastel in conjunction with a 2014 BP Spotlight display at Tate Britain ...

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