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CHANTREY, Francis Legatt (1781 - 1841), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHANTREY, Francis Legatt (1781 - 1841), Sculptor

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 7 April 1781, near Norton (Derbyshire); died 25 November 1841, in London.

Sculptor. Portraits. Busts.

The son of a carpenter, Francis Chantrey first worked as an apprentice to a wood carver. He also studied with the engraver Raphael Smith and then began to attend lessons at the Royal Academy in London, although he never enrolled as a student there.


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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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