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Francis Leggatt CHANTREY Lettre autographe signée : prix de ses sculptures de généraux des guerres napoléoniennes à la Cathédrale Saint-Paul de Londres

Francis Leggatt CHANTREY

Lettre autographe signée : prix de ses sculptures de généraux des guerres napoléoniennes à la Cathédrale Saint-Paul de Londres

Edinburgh 1812 (June 2nd), 18,3x23cm, une feuille rempliée.


Signed autograph letter by the British sculptor sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, to the Saint-Paul Cathedral's committee, about his four monuments to military heroes from the Napoleonic wars commissioned by the government. 
Sir Chantrey, leading portrait sculptor in Regency era Britain, carved the portraits of Major-General Daniel Hoghton, Major-General Bowes, and Colonel Henry Cadogan, and (in a single monument) Major-Generals Gore and Skerrett.
He gives in this letter an estimate for five marble statues of generals from the British army, four of which have ultimately not been selected by the committee and replaced by other names.
"Edinburgh, June 2nd 1812, 
Enclosed are the estimates for executing and erecting monuments in the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul [...] the honour to submit to the inspection of the Committee. 
I am Sir
Your most obedient and humble servant 
F.L. Chantrey 
(verso)
Estimates for executing monuments in the best statuary marble from the designs. 
For General Cranford & Mc Kinnon 2000 guineas
For Mackenzie & Langworth 2000 guineas
For General Hoghton 1500 guineas 
[...]"


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