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William Murdoch (1754–1839)
Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

William Murdoch (1754–1839)

Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1781–1841)

Glasgow Museums

(b Norton, Derbyshire [now a suburb of Sheffield], 7 Apr. 1781; d London, 25 Nov. 1841). English sculptor. Initially he tried to establish himself as a portrait painter, but after about 1805 he painted only occasionally (a self-portrait, c.1810, is in Tate Britain, London). He made his reputation with a bust of the Revd John Horne-Took (Fitzwilliam Mus., Cambridge), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1811, and he succeeded Nollekens as the most successful portrait sculptor in England.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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