Sirfrancislegattchantrey
Sirfrancislegattchantrey
Sir Francis Chantrey RA
(1781-1841)

Died aged c. 60

Sir Francis Leg(g)att Chantrey RA (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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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Photo of Francis Chantrey stone plaque
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In this house Sir Francis Chantrey R.A. 1781-1841 worked as a portrait painter circa 1802

24 Paradise Square, Sheffield, United Kingdom where he worked (1801)