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A Tall Tail

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A Secret Message

Chatterton

Creating Rowley Manuscripts

Age: 10-15, Bristol

'The Secret Message,'  Henrietta Ward, 1873

Chatterton in the Attic Creating Rowley.

There is another version of the painting, simply named 'Chatterton,' but with distinct differences, in Bristol's 'M' Shed museum.

The engraving is by William Ridgway from a painting by William Bright Morriss (1844-1896: Chatterton is depicted composing his Rowley works in the Muniment Room, above the North Porch, of St Mary Redcliffe Church.

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