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Chantrey, Sir Francis Legatt

prolific early 19th-century English sculptor whose work is noted for its naturalism and psychological vitality. Though his work was Classical in format, like that of his contemporaries, these unusual qualities inspired the next generation of English sculptors in their approach to a modern perspective. Of his many works, he considered his sculpture Lady Frederica Stanhope at Chevening Church (1824) to be the best

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