Publish date: January 15th 1989
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Edition language: English
'The Death of Chatterton' by Henry Wallis (1856) is historically inaccurate Photo: Bridgeman Art Libra"False to reality was Wallis's smash-hit painting of 1856, The Death of Chatterton. Here we see the 'proto-Romantic suicide of a starving poet in a friendless garret, his genius cruelly unrecognised...