Iconic Moment No. 1
'Paint me an Angel
with a Trumpet to
Blow my Name About'
Age: 5, Master's House, Pile Street
The Iconic Moments I have chosen
Are Based on Events
That may have Shaped or Influenced
Chatterton's short life.
Tenuous Indeed - Just Like Life
The Painting, by W.J. Montaigne
Depicts the Anecdote
'Paint me an Angel with a Trumpet'
Which Chatterton's sister Mary
Related to Dr Michael Lort in 1784
The painting was completed
75 years after the anecdote appeared in
The Pubic Advertiser, 8th June, 1772
Chatterton looks older than 5 years
A little Poetic Licence or bending the Truth
Never hurt anyone - did it?
Chatterton has Inspired a Cottage Industry!
Whenever he needed to pay the rent
Henry Wallis, would knock off a copy of
'The Death of Chatterton'
W. J. Montaigne's Painting dates to 1847
He is said to have painted more than one copy
Henrietta Ward did the same with her
'Chatterton' painting, with at least two copies