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Francis Leggatt Chantrey, 1781-1841

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1781
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Date of Death: 1841
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Identity:

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, RA, was a sculptor.

Life:

At his death he left £105,000 to the Royal Academy. The Chantrey Fund was invested and used to purchase works of art created in Great Britain for the nation.

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61, vol.2, p.429; The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 2004).