Francis Legatt Chantrey

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Birthday
7, 1781
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1841 (60)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1781
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1841 (60)

About

English sculptor who became the leading portrait sculptor in Regency Britain by sculpting busts of many notable figures.

Before Fame

He worked as a grocer and then apprenticed as a wood carver.

Trivia

He began his sculptures by making two life-sized drawings of his sitter's head, one head on and one in profile.

Family Life

He married his cousin Mary Ann Wale in 1809.

Associated With

He created a famous statue of John Dalton.