Record number 07/4829
TitleSixty Etched Reminiscences Of The Models By Sir Francis Chantrey In The University Galleries, Oxford. - Second Edition. -
ImprintOxford: Published By Joseph Fisher At The Galleries; And To Be Had Of All Booksellers., M DCCC L.
Physical Description[4] p., 60 pl.; 172 mm.
Physical Description NotePlates 36, 37, 40 are misnumbered as 37, 38, 41; plates 43-59 are misnumbered as 45-61. Plate 60 is transposed to serve as a Frontispiece (as called for in the 'List Of Plates').
Content Format Note[T.p.] - List Of Plates - [Plates].
Summary NoteA note at the end of the 'List Of Plates' states, 'The Chantrey Gallery contains the original models of monumental and other large figures by the late Sir Francis Chantrey, presented to the University by his widow, Lady Chantrey, A.D. 1842.' Some of these models have been destroyed; others remain in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

In the early nineteenth century Chantrey 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.

Plate 60 shows an overview of the Chantrey gallery. Most other plates show portrait statues by Chantrey of persons in Britain or India, and are captioned with the names of the sitters. Plates 45, 46 show figures from Homer; a few are captioned simply as designs for monuments.
Responsibility NoteMost plates are signed 'Chantrey' bottom left. Plate 60 is signed 'J. Fisher' bottom right.

The printer is named on the verso of the title-page: 'Oxford: Printed By I. Shrimpton.'
SubjectStudy models - Sculpture - Statues - Portraits - Great Britain - India - History - 19th century
Celebrities - Great Britain - India - 19th century
Museums - Galleries - Great Britain - Oxfordshire - Oxford - 19th century
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Chantrey, Francis, R.A., 1781 - 1841
Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)
ReferencesN. Penny, 'Plaster casts from the studio of Sir Francis Chantrey', in Catalogue of European sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum (3 vols., 1992), Appendix 1.
Binding Note19th-century brown cloth, upper and lower covers decorated in blind; spine lettered 'The Chantrey Gallery'.
ProvenanceBought in 1992.
Contributors Fisher, Joseph, fl. 1830 - 1850, publisher, engraver
Shrimpton, Ingram, fl. ca. 1844?, printer
Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)
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