John Horne Tooke by Francis Chantrey
John Horne Tooke by Sir Francis Chantrey

John Horne Tooke

Francis Chantrey

1811

Marble

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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  • This was Chantrey's very first masterpiece, greatly admired at the time. In fact, when the plaster model for it was exhibited at the Royal Academy, the sculptor Joseph Nollekens declared it to be "the best bust of all busts" (qtd. in the Fitzwilliam handbook). It really established Chantrey's career. [continued below]

    Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009/10.

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