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).
by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Henry Wallis
stipple engraving, 1850-1889