Talk:Henry Wallis

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Henry Wallis' famous painting makes an appearance on the cover of the second BabyShambles album, Shotter's Nation. The band's frontman Pete Doherty is obsessed with the story of Thomas Chatterton and this painting of him in particular, a different version of which has appeared in his 'Prison Diaries'. The young 18th century forger of medieval poetry died penniless, derided by the art community and public at large for his verses and dead by his own hand by the age of 17. It wasn't until seven years after his demse that his romantic peers - Shelley, Wordsworth, Keats, Coleridge and Rosetti - realised they might have read him all wrong and started commemorating him in their own poems. --Rustafari 16:02, 7 October 2007 (UTC)