Henry Wallis

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Chatterton

1856
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Wallis’s earliest and most famous painting is a comment on society’s treatment of artists and writers. A struggling, romantic and melancholy 18th century poet, the starving Chatterton committed suicide aged 17. Wallis has painted him in a Christ-like pose, with torn sheets of poetry and an empty phial of poison on the floor, making him look like a martyr.
  • Artist Henry Wallis
  • Artwork Chatterton
  • Image size 62.2 x 93.3 cm
  • Date of work 1856
  • Credit Oil paint on canvas  62.2 x 93.3 cm
Wallis was a English painter, writer and collector. He specialised in portraits of literary figures and scenes from their lives. Loosely connected to the Pre-Raphaelites as demonstrated by his use of vibrant colour and depth of symbolic detail, he later painted in watercolour. Widely travelled, as depicted in his later paintings, he became best known as an authority on Italian and oriental ceramics, producing several books on the subject.
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We aim to deliver custom prints within 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

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