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Purchased, 1905. Museums Sheffield
The Burial of Sir Francis Chantrey in Norton Churchyard
painting
Date Made/Found: 1841
Artist: Henry Perlee Parker , British, 1795 - 1873
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Sight size: 371 x 578mm Frame: 640 x 745 x 80mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: K1905.10
Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey RA (1781-1841) was born in a small farmhouse at Jordanthorpe, and was apprenticed to a wood carver and gilder in Sheffield. He became a portrait painter in Paradise Square before moving to London, where he achieved fame as a sculptor and was knighted in 1835. Chantrey was buried at Norton, where he is commemorated by an obelisk at the edge of the churchyard.
Display Location: In Store
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