Panel C2

'Paint me an Angel 

To Blow my Name About'

Mary's Anecdote

Iconic Moment No. 1

Pile Street  Age: 5

Artistic Licence

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!

Heads Up!

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!

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