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203 Portraits in set: Preliminary drawings for busts and statues by Sir Francis Chantrey, circa 1807-40

202 drawings on paper, profile and full-face, made with a device that the artist called a 'camera lucida', with which he traced the outlines of the head on to a sheet of paper. The 'camera lucida' was a wooden machine which kept the head of the sitter still whilst the artist drew the profile and front face at life size. They served as preliminary studies for clay models made by Chantrey's studio assistants and completed by the artist himself. They were usually realised at several informal sessions beginning with breakfast and accompanied by friends to ensure that conversation would keep the sitter animated. The clay models were then transferred to plaster casts and finally to marble busts.

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316a(122)

John Horne Tooke

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
ink and pencil, circa 1810
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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)

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)

316a(184)

Hans Sloane-Stanley

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1817
NPG 316a(184)

316a(198a)

Spencer Perceval

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

316a(10)

George Canning

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1818
NPG 316a(10)

316a(38)

Sir David Dundas

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1818
NPG 316a(38)

316a(69)

Sir Benjamin Hobhouse, 1st Bt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1818
NPG 316a(69)