Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Death of Chatterton by Henry Wallis

I thought I'd share this painting today. It's by the artist Henry Wallis and depicts the death of Thomas Chatterton. Chatterton was an English poet who was famous for forging medieval poetry. He committed suicide, dying of arsenic poisoning. A fascinating figure. In this iconic painting he is shown with striking red hair.

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