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Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1781-1841), Sculptor

Sitter in 11 portraits
Artist associated with 267 portraits
The most outstanding sculptor of his generation, Chantrey executed portrait busts, public monuments and memorials. His success was the result of his study of character, combining direct observation with simplicity of form. Chantrey had little formal training. He was born of a poor family in Sheffield and only established himself in fashionable society in 1809 when he married into money and set up a studio in London. In 1811, the exhibition of his bust of the radical John Horne Tooke made his name. For the rest of his life Chantrey never wanted for commissions. He bequeathed his fortune for the establishment of a 'public national collection of British fine art', the foundation of the Tate Gallery.

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Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil and grey wash, circa 1800
NPG 2103a

654

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
chalk, circa 1802
NPG 654

316a(122)

John Horne Tooke

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
ink and pencil, circa 1810
NPG 316a(122)

4934

William Vaughan

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
marble bust, 1811
On display at Museum in Docklands, London, UK
NPG 4934

316a(191)

James Watt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1814
NPG 316a(191)

316a(5)

Sir William Blizard

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil and brown ink, 1815
NPG 316a(5)

316a(64)

Sir Benjamin Hallowell Carew

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1815
NPG 316a(64)

316a(70)

Sir Everard Home, 1st Bt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1815-1816
NPG 316a(70)

316a(64a)

Sir John Leslie

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1815
NPG 316a(64a)

3648

Edward Bird

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1816
NPG 3648

986

Edward Bird

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
plaster cast of bust, 1816
NPG 986

316a(13b)

Henry Bone

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1816
NPG 316a(13b)

316a(172)

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1816-1818
NPG 316a(172)

316a(104)

Louisa Jane (née Russell), Duchess of Abercorn

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1817
NPG 316a(104)

316a(105)

Louisa Jane (née Russell), Duchess of Abercorn

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1817
NPG 316a(105)

316a(40)

Robert Dundas of Arniston

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1817
NPG 316a(40)

316a(51)

John Hookham Frere

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1817
NPG 316a(51)

316a(166)

Sir Archibald MacDonald, 1st Bt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, pen and ink, 1817
NPG 316a(166)

316a(156)

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1817
NPG 316a(156)

316a(198)

Spencer Perceval

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1817
NPG 316a(198)

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