Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Sir Francis Chantrey and the Ashmolean Museum

by Dr MG Sullivan


The Ashmolean Museum's collection of Chantrey's work is the largest in the world, and came directly from the artist's studio following his death in 1841. It is here, therefore, that the visitor can best appreciate the qualities that made him famous.

The collection comprises over 170 works in plaster produced by Chantrey between 1810 and 1841. These statues, busts, and reliefs are full-size. Sometimes they are finished works in their own right, more typically they are the final model from which the artist and his assistants made works in marble and bronze.

The book begins and ends with the Chantrey Wall, one of the most photographed displays of recent years providing non-specialist readers an introduction to one of the giants of British sculpture, and one of the most important sculpture collections in the country.


Book contains: 63 pages.

Dimensions: 26.5cm x 20cm x 0.6cm