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Henry Wallis

Born: London, 21 February 1830
Died: Croydon, Surrey, 20 December 1916
Nationality: English

F.S. Cary’s Academy; Royal Academy (RA) Schools (London); with Charles Gleyre (Paris); Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Paris)


1856 – exhibits Death of Chatterton at RA; praised by John Ruskin

1858 – exhibits The Stonebreaker at RA

1860s – exhibits at Hogarth Club (London) with Pre-Raphaelite artists

1877 – stops exhibiting at RA

1880 – elected member of Old Water-Colour Society

1880s-1910s – publishes series of books and articles about Italian and Egyptian ceramics illustrated with his own drawings; Wallis’s collection of ceramics is now in the Victoria & Albert Museum (London)


Paris (1840s-50s); travel throughout Europe and the Near East 

Important Artworks: 

Death of Chatterton, 1856 (Tate, London)