Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton)

Henry Wallis

Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton)
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


A dead or dying young male lying on a bed. Pale skin with long red hair, wearing white shirt and purple breeches. A bottle is held in his hand which has fallen to the floor. The window behind him is open onto a view of city rooftops. In the foreground, a box of torn paper stands open to the left, a red coat to the right.

Image Details

174mm x 254mm
Oil on mahogany panel.
Presented by the Rt Hon William Kendrick, 1918.
Accession Number

© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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