Chantrey Bequest

The sculptor Sir Francis Chantrey RA (1781–1841) bequeathed a fortune, and asked that the income on the money be used to buy paintings and sculpture made in Britain with a view to encouraging the establishment of a public national collection of British fine art. The fund is administered by the Royal Academy of Arts, and the first work was bought for the collection in 1877, following the death of Lady Chantrey. After the founding of the Tate Gallery in 1897 the Bequest was allocated to support Tate acquisitions. Until the 1920s this was the main purchase grant for the Tate Gallery.
 
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Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on the Chantrey Trust   Index to the report from the select committee of the House of Lords on the Chantrey Trust. Session 1904. - London 1904   
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Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on the Chantrey Trust   Report from the select committee of the House of Lords on the Chantrey trust ; together with the proceedings of the committee, minutes of evidence, and appendix. Session 1904. - London 1904   
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Royal Academy of Arts (London)   Chantrey Bequest: recommending committees, May 1935 - [London] 1935   
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Blomfield, Reginald, R.A.   The Chantrey Bequest : To the Editor of "The Morning Post," May 7. Reginald Blomfield - 1915   
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Blomfield, Reginald, R.A.   Report on the Chantrey Bequest / by Reginald Blomfield RA, May 1917 - [London] 1917   
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