Person Male Born 26/1/1786 Died 22/6/1846
Historical painter and diarist. Born Plymouth. Not a successful man; Haydon's biographer, Paul O'Keefe, says that Haydon has been called "the William McGonagall of British painting". One morning after buying a pistol he returned to 14 Burwood Place, locked himself in his painting room and was later found there, dead. The death certificate says that he committed 'suicide with a razor by cutting his throat after shooting a pistol ball at the upper and back part of his head.' The picture is a self-portrait.