'Paint me an Angel
To Blow my Name About'
Iconic Moment No. 1
Pile Street Age: 5
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
Never hurt anyone - did it?
Whenever he needed to pay the rent
Henry Wallis, would knock off a copy of
'The Death of Chatterton.'
The original is on display at the Tate,
There's a copy in Birmingham MAG;
And another at Yale;
Plus hundreds by Copyists.
Montaigne's Painting dates to 1847
He painted more than one copy
Henrietta Ward did the same with her
'Chatterton' painting, with at least two copies.
And then there are the engravings!
The Iconic Moments on this Website
Are Based on Events
That May have Shaped or Influenced
Chatterton's short life.
Tenuous Indeed - Just Like Life!