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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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D7829

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

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

D7831

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

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

D32498

'Death of Chatterton' (Thomas Chatterton)

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

D7830

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1797
NPG D7830

D7828

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

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

D1372

'The Death of Chatterton' (Thomas Chatterton)

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

D7827

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

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

D14545

'Death of Chatterton' (Thomas Chatterton)

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

D14546

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

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

D20125

Unknown boy engraved as Thomas Chatterton

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

D8101

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

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