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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1781-1841), Sculptor

c.1800-9
Drawings in NPG (2103a and 654).

c.1810
Oil self-portrait in Tate Gallery (1591) exhibited NPG 1981 (30).

1815
Bust by F. A. Legé, exhibited RA 1815 (882).

1818
Oil by Phillips (NPG 86).

Oil by Raeburn exhibited RA 1819 (38) and now in a Canadian collection (Apollo, VII, 1928, p 81), mezzotint by C. Turner 1843; another type of Raeburn (full-face in blue coat) was in the Scottish Exhibition Grosvenor Square 1931 (1177) lent by Mrs Brown of Monkdyke and offered to the NPG by M. H. Dickie in 1959; a drawing by Raeburn dated 1818 is in Scottish NPG (602).

1823
Impression from a medal die by G. Mills exhibited RA 1823 (999).

Stone bust by Paul Nixon on pediment of Carlisle Academy of Arts.

1824-6
Plaster bust by F. W. Smith in Tate Gallery incised: WS 1824; marble bust exhibited RA 1826 (1061) now in Burlington House; a copy by Barnard was exhibited RA 1846 (1381) possibly that at Christie's 26 October 1977 (142); a silver medal by W. Bain based on Smith's bust was exhibited RA 1827 (998) and bronze copy in NPG Reference Collection.

c.1826
Miniature by Miss Eliza Jones exhibited RA 1826 (598).

c.1830
Oil by Jackson exhibited RA 1830 (325); this or a version in Tate Gallery (wood 142 x 112 cm) and others formerly at Coleorton (Sir George Beaumont) (canvas 76 x 63.5 cm) and Drayton Manor (Sir R. Peel); enamel copy by Henry Bone exhibited RA 1831 (45) with drawing in NPG library (Henry Bone’s annotated pencil drawings for miniatures and enamels, 58).

Drawing by J. T. Smith at Sotheby's 2 March 1978 (13), whole-length standing talking to Joseph or Thomas Maudslay.

Plaster cast of a self-portrait in Scottish NPG (230).

1831
Miniature by Andrew Robertson in Royal Collection (Windsor Castle) with the bust of George IV.

Mr and Mrs Chantrey both appear in George Jones's 'Opening of London Bridge 1831' in the Soane Museum.

1832
Oil by Shee exhibited RA 1832 (384) and Royal Scottish Academy 1836 (317).

1838
Chalk drawing by Eddis (NPG 1731).

Undated
Oil self-portrait in Mappin Art Gallery Sheffield, reproduced by Arthur Gaunt in Country Life, 22 September 1960, p 626.

Posthumous
1842
Wyon's bronze medal was issued by the Art-Union in 1842 and exhibited RA 1843 (1348) and 1846 (1390), example in NPG Reference Collection.

Bronze medallion by Heffernan in Scottish NPG, based on a medal by Wyon.

Oil by H. P. Parker exhibited RA 1842 (558) of Chantrey as a boy earning his first money for a carving of his schoolmaster.

1843
Sketch by the sculptor James Legrew exhibited RA 1843 (1492).

1849
Oil by George Jones exhibited RA 1849 (950), 'sitting in his studio engaged on the equestrian statue of George IV and the colossal bust of Nelson'; a drawing for this was in an album at Christie's 8 June 1976 (61).

Memorial statue in Norton church, Derbyshire; a plaster model by J. Bell was in the International Exhibition 1862.

Portland stone rounded on the NPG façade in one of a series by Frederick Thomas (see Richard Ormond, National Portrait Gallery: Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p 428 under Stanhope 955).



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.