BIOGRAPHY OF FRANCIS LEGGATT CHANTREY 1781-1841

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On 07 Apr 1781 Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841 was born in Jordanthorpe, Norton, Derbyshire

In 1816. Sculpted by Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841 (34). Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Carrara Marble. The work commemorates the lives of Ellen-Jane and Marianne Robinson. Their mother had recently lost her husband, the Rev. W. Robinson, when her elder daughter was fatally burned after her nightdress caught fire; not long afterwards, the younger girl fell ill and died. Trebly bereaved, the mother had yearned for a monument, dwelling on the way the girls used to sleep affectionately twined in each other's arms. The children's drawing master had already called in Chantrey to make a mask of the younger child's face; so Chantrey set to work on a model of this universally admired masterpiece.

After 1820. Monument to Charlotte Elizabeth Digby. Sculpted by Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841. Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire.

1834. Monument to Mary Anne Boulton wife of Matthew Robinson Boulton sculted by Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841 (52) in St Michael & All Angels Church, Great Tew, Oxfordshire.

Before 1841 Henry Weekes 1807-1877 worked for William Behnes 1795-1864 and Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841.

In 1841 Henry Weekes 1807-1877 (33) took over the studio of Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841 (59).

On 25 Nov 1841 Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841 (60) died at his home in Eccleston Street, Pimlico, Westminster.

Memorial to Lieutenant General Sir George Prevost 1767-1816 in Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire. Sculpted by Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841

Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841