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Henry Wallis, 1830–1916, British

The Death of Chatterton

ca. 1856
Oil on panel
Support (PTG): 8 15/16 x 11 7/8 inches (22.7 x 30.2 cm)

Signed, lower right: "H Wallis" Signed in lower right: "H Wallis"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
arsenic | bed (furniture) | bedroom | bolster (soft furnishing) | broken | candle | chest | coat | death | genre subject | man | manuscripts | pillow | plant | poet | suicide | table (support furniture) | torn | vial | window
Associated People:
Chatterton, Thomas (1752–1770), poet
Not on view

"Sotheby's Belgravia", Fine Victorian Paintings, Drawings, and Watercolours , Burlington Magazine, vol 114, November 1972, pp. Ixxxii, Ixxxvi, N1 B87 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

"THE ENGLISH 'PRE-RAPHAELITES' AT THE BIRMINGHAM ART GALLERY", Manchester Guardian, Oct 14, 1891, Available online : ProQuest Historical Newspapers

[ cover ], British Art Journal, vol. 15, Autumn 2014, front cover, N6761 B74 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Ron Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Tate: The Art Magazine, Spring 2002, p. 54, N1 T37 (YCBA)

Catalogue of the art treasures of the United Kingdom : collected at Manchester in 1857., Bradbury and Evans, London, p. 93, no. 371, Fiche B1244 Fiche.N.2.216 (SML and available online: HathiTrust)

Christie's sale catalogue : The Neil Wilson Collection : a romantic vision : Christie's South Kensington : 4 September 2014, Christie's, Christie's (UK), South Kensington, September 4, 2014, p. 66, lot 130, Auction Cat 2014 September

Death of Chatterton, Athenaeum, 25 June 1859, pp. 841-842, Available online: British Periodicals database

Death of Chatterton, Athenaeum, 4 Febuary 1860, p. 177, Available online: Nineteenth Century Index

Martina Droth, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. [12]-[15], V 2643 (YCBA)

Lindsay Duguid, The Recollected Works, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 5458, November 8, 2007, p. 17, Available Online : TLS Archive Also Available on microfilm : Film S748 (SML)

Gillian B. Greenhill, The Death of Chatterton, or Photography and the Law, History of Photography, vol. 5, no. 3, July 1981, p. 199, fig. 1, TR15 H57 + (HAAS)

Jerrold's guide to the exhibition: how to see the Art Treasures Exhibition : a guide, systematically arranged, to enable visitors to take a view, at once rapid and complete, of the Art Treasures Palace, A. Ireland and Co., Manchester : UK, p. 31, Fiche B1244 Fiche.N.4.2.224 (SML and available online: HathiTrust)

Helen Rees Leahy, 'Walking for Pleasure' ? Bodies of Display at the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition in 1857, Art History, vol 30, September 2007, pp. 557-558, N1 A75 (YCBA)

Ronald Lessens, Henry Wallis ( 1830 - 1916 ), a neglected Pre-Raphaelite, British Art Journal, vol. 15, Autumn 2014, pp. 47, 51-52, fig. 1, N6761 B74 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Alena Marchwinski, The Romantic Suicide and the Artists, Gazette Des Beaux-Arts, 6:109, February 1987, pp. 70-72, fig. 4, p. 70 is image of RELATED Work, N2 G3 (LC) (HAAS Reference)

Mr. Henry Wallis, Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, vol 30, March 1917, p. 124, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Geraldine Norman, More High Prices for Paintings, The Times (London), London, 29 November 1972, p. 18, Available online: Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfilm : Film An T482 (SML)

Pagliacci, dramma in a prologue and two acts ... : [programme]., , Royal Opera House (London, England), July 2003, p. 24, Not available at Yale

Elizabeth A. Pergam, Creating a Furore, Annibale Carracci's 'The Three Maries', Thomas Gainsborough's 'Blue Boy' and Henry Wallis's 'Death of Chatterton' at the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition , Apollo, vol 155, June 2002, pp. 48-53, fig. 7, N1 A54 155:2 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Martha Tedeschi, "Where the Picture Cannot Go, the Engravings Penetrate", Prints and the Victorian Art Market , Museum Studies, vol 31, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2005, pp. II, 13, Availabel online: iJSTOR Arts & Sciences VII Also avaiable in hard copy : HAAS N81 C45 (LC)

The companion to a walk through the Art Treasures Exhibition of Paintings and Engravings at Old Trafford Palace, A. Ireland and Co., Manchester : UK, p. 94, no. 371, Fiche B1244 Fiche.N.4.2.233 (SML and available online: HathiTrust)

What to see, and where to see it! : or, the operative's guide to the art treasures exhibition, Manchester, 1857 ...., A . Hewood, Manchester : UK, p. 13, Available online Available online through HathiTrust.

Yale Center for British Art, Selected paintings, drawings & books, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1977, p. 50, N590.2 A82 (YCBA)

Yale Center for British Art, Selected paintings, drawings & books, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1977, p. 50, 715 Y18 977b (YCBA)

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