Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, RA, was a sculptor.
At his death he left £105,000 to the Royal Academy. The Chantrey Fund was invested and used to purchase works of art created in Great Britain for the nation.
Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61, vol.2, p.429; The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 2004).