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The subject was a 17-year-old Thomas Chatterton was a poet. He is dead after he poisoned himself with arsenic in 1770. A lot struggling artists in Wallis's day consider him as a romantic hero. He uses a bold color scheme with contrasts.

An image showing the public reaction and drawing to a hanging. Hangings were usually public events, meaning that the masses could come witness the event, which often drew large crowds.

Grave markers was used to mark patients' graves who were buried on hospitals grounds.

Small methodist momento-mori. Made with glass, wood, wire, metal, and human hair using gimp work. Popular in the mid 1800s for mourning, family trees, or friendship keepsakes. This one features flowers and an inscription all under a dome

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This lady is dressed in Regency clothing typical of the first half of the 1800s. She is skilfully created out of wax. She is half woman, half skeleton. The statue may have been made for one of three reasons: a darkly comic novelty, a ‘memento mori’…

The dance of death the duel.jpg
A man is killed in a duel with a skeleton dragging him down. His second the doctor rush to him while the winner and his second look on.

This is the description from The MET: The subject of this intensely Romantic work is derived from canto XXXIII of Dante's Inferno, which describes how the Pisan traitor Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, his sons, and his grandsons were imprisoned in…
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