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Thomas Chatterton

(1752-1770), Poet

Sitter associated with 11 portraits
The boy poet who spent his last months in poverty in a London attic before committing suicide at the age of 17; his life and work had a powerful effect on the Romantic imagination: 'the marvellous boy, The sleepless soul, that perished in his pride' (Wordsworth).

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Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton, after Unknown artist - NPG D7829

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D7829

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton, after Unknown artist - NPG D7831

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D7831

'Death of Chatterton' (Thomas Chatterton), by Edward Orme, after  Henry Singleton - NPG D32498

'Death of Chatterton' (Thomas Chatterton)

by Edward Orme, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1794
NPG D32498

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton, after Unknown artist - NPG D7830

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1797
NPG D7830

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton, after J. Morris - NPG D7828

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

after J. Morris
line and stipple engraving, probably 19th century
NPG D7828

'The Death of Chatterton' (Thomas Chatterton), by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  Raphael Lamar West - NPG D1372

'The Death of Chatterton' (Thomas Chatterton)

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Raphael Lamar West
engraving, 1801
NPG D1372

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton, by William John Alais, after  Nathan Cooper Branwhite - NPG D7827

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

by William John Alais, after Nathan Cooper Branwhite
stipple and line engraving, late 19th century
NPG D7827

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'Death of Chatterton' (Thomas Chatterton)

after Raphael Lamar West
etching, (circa 1825-1850)
NPG D14545

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Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

by Richard Woodman, after Nathan Cooper Branwhite
stipple and line engraving, circa 1825-1850
NPG D14546

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Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

by Richard Woodman, after Nathan Cooper Branwhite
stipple and line engraving, circa 1825-1850
NPG D20125

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Made up picture - 'Death of ...' (Thomas Chatterton)

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Henry Wallis
stipple engraving, 1850-1889
NPG D8101

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