Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

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Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, circa 1802 - NPG 654 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
chalk, circa 1802
18 3/4 in. x 13 7/8 in. (476 mm x 353 mm)
Given by William Overend, 1882
Primary Collection
NPG 654


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This drawing was probably made the year Chantrey terminated his apprenticeship and set up a studio in Sheffield 'taking portraits in crayon and miniatures', and before he had access to the camera lucida. He had been taught to use pastel and chalks by his friend, the artist John Raphael Smith, who also introduced him to the radical John Horne Tooke, Chantrey's first important subject. On moving to London, Chantrey chose to focus on sculpture.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 84
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 114
  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 103

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