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Title: 1918P43 Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton)
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Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton), 1856
Artist: Henry Wallis
Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770) was an unsuccessful poet whose suicide became a symbol of blighted artistic genius. Wallis used his friend George Meredith (1828-1909), also a struggling writer, as the model.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Art Movement/Pre-Raphaelite
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Presented by the Rt Hon William Kendrick, 1918.