Francis Chantrey

The Sleeping Children November 25, 1816 Today is the anniversary of the death of one of the great English sculptors, Francis Chantrey. Francis, who sculpted both kings and presidents, was commissioned to sculpt a memorial to two young girls, Ellen-Jane and Marianne Robinson. Ellen-Jane and Marianne had lost their father, Reverend William Robinson when he…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the clergyman who wrote hymns and poems that use garden imagery. We’ll also learn about the man who loved gardens and garden design – and he wasn’t afraid of Virginia Woolf… he was married to her. We’ll recognize a sculptor whose final work was a touching monument to children incorporating a bouquet…

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