CHANTREY, elian't•i. Sir Fa.v.xets LEG.%TT 117s1-1s42). An English sculptor. 111• way 10111 in the village of Norton. 1/erhyshire, April 7, 17s1. his first modeling was (lone in pastry for the table of it wealthy lady named Stanley, who heeame interested in hint and placed him with a carver and frame manufacturer in Sheffield, where Chantrey produced several admirable mod els in clay. lie received some instritetion in painting from John Raphael Smith and adver• tised that he would make portraits in crayon. Shortly afterwards he visited Edillbnrgh and Dublin much enecuiragement. lie then went to Loudon and studied at the Royal 15)I4 exhibited a portrait in oil. In the following year lie turned his attention again to sculpture, and exhibited three busts which displayed great ability. Ile satin became recognize (1. and in Isle.) 1\lr..11exander, au ar•hi teet. gave him an order for four colossal Mists of Howe. Saint Vincent. Nelson. and Dunean. for Trinity lIonse and the t-lreenwieh Naval Asylum. His next work was the statue of Pitt in 1st I. He soon after one of George Ill. for the city of London. whirls was greatly admired. Ile was later employed upon several statues for Saint Paul's besides designs for cluireh sepulehres: among the latter was the 11101111111talt of two ehildren, daughters of \V. Ilobinson, which was placed in Lichfield Ca
thedral. This beautiful work is Chantey's mas• terpieee in that branch of art. It was exhibited in Isis and gained the artist a unanimous (lee lion to the Royal .Aeadenty. In 1819 he visited Italy 1,11,1 Was elected a member of the twadetnies of Ilona. and Flurenee. Ile afterwards returned to London. Where he was knighted in 1535. Ile amassed a large fortune. He (lied November 25, IS42. ;Inning his unfinished works is the eolov sal equestrian statue of the Duke of 'Wellington, intended to be placed in the front of the Royal Exchange. Ile also left what is now known as the liantrey Bequest. a sum of money for the purehase annually of a picture or statue by an artist resident at the time in England. Chan trey's statue of is owned by the city I if Boston. chantrey produced Mists or statues of many eelebrated contemporaries. These works inelnde, besides those mentioned. busts of Scott (1\vol. James \Vat'. Po•son. and \Vordsworth: and -.tattles of George IV. (equestrian 1. Sir .Jo seph i to k.. ( a and Roscoe. Consult : The biography l'Y (London. 1s49) and Holland.
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