Mary Chatterton's Anecdote
'Paint Me an Angel
To Blow My Name About'
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
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.
Henrietta Ward did the same with her
'Chatterton' painting, with at least two copies.
William John Montaigne (1839-1902)
Painted his 'Chatterton' in 1847
He also painted duplicates of his works.
And then there are the many engravings!