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Iconic Moment No. 1 


 'Paint me an Angel

with a Trumpet to

Blow my Name About'

Age: 5, Master's House, Pile Street

Heads Up! 

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