Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey

1781–1841

Biography

Sir Francis Leg(g)att Chantrey (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

Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey Self-Portrait

c.1810

Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey A Reclining Nymph

date not known

Artist as subject

John Jackson Sir Francis Chantrey

c.1830

Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey Self-Portrait

c.1810

Features

BP Spotlight: Bodies of Nature

Cora Gilroy-Ware

Bodies of (Human) Nature: Nymphs in British Art 1780–1840

The Craze for Pastel: Essay

Ruth Kenny

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

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