Henry WallisStudy for 'Chatterton' c.1856

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Artist
Henry Wallis (1830‑1916)
Title
Study for 'Chatterton'
Date c.1856
MediumInk on paper
Dimensionssupport: 194 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01721
On loan to Palazzo Chiablese (Turin, Italy)

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Henry Wallis 1830–1916

T01721 Study for ‘Chatterton’ c.1856

Not inscribed.
Ink, 7¿ x 9 15/16 (19.4 x 25.2).
Purchased from Mrs C. Whiting (Grant-in-Aid) 1973.
Coll: By descent from the artist to his daughter-in-law Alice Julia Wallis (née Roberts), and thence to her great niece Mrs C. Whiting.

T01721 and T01722 are studies for Wallis’ painting ‘Chatterton’, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856 and now in the Tate Gallery (N01685). The pose of the figure in T01721 corresponds more or less with that in the painting. T01722 is less close. In the painting Chatterton’s face is considerably more idealised than in either drawing. The model was George Meredith.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1972–1974, London 1975… (read more)

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