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Sir Francis Chantrey, R.A. Recollections Of His Life, Practice, And Opinions. By George Jones, R.A.

George Jones RA

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

List Of Books Recently Published By Edward Moxon


London:: Edward Moxon, Dover Street., MDCCCXLIX.

Physical Description

8, [8], 304 p.; 199 mm. (Duodecimo.)


[Publisher's advertisement] - [Half-t., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - [Text]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the verso of the title-page and in the colophon: 'London: Bradbury And Evans, Printers, Whitefriars.'

The work is dedicated by The Author to Lady Chantrey.


A. Potts, Sir Francis Chantrey [exhibition catalogue] (1981); C. Binfield, ed., Sir Francis Chantrey (1981); J. Holland, Memorials of Sir Francis Chantrey (1851).

Summary Note

The eight-page publisher's advertisement, with which the book begins, is entitled, 'A List Of Books Recently Published By Edward Moxon, 44, Dover Street', and carries the date of October 2, 1848.

This was the earliest biography of Sir Francis Chantrey, who in the early nineteenth century was one of the leading sculptors in Britain, particularly admired for his portrait busts. He is also remembered for bequeathing about £100,000 to the Royal Academy for the purchase of British works of art for a national collection - works now housed in the Tate Britain gallery, London.

The text includes letters by Chantrey and an Appendix by Sir Henry Russell.


The half-title is inscribed in ink, 'To the Royal Academy from the Author with affectionate regard'.

Binding Note

19th-century green cloth, upper and lower covers decorated in blind; spine lettered 'Recollections Of Chantrey'.

Name as Subject


Sculptors - Artists - Sculpture - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Memoirs - Biography - Art history - Publishers' advertisements - Great Britain - 19th century