Richard Dadd

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Richard Dadd (1817-1886) came to early prominence for his imaginative sequence of fairy paintings, but he spent more than four decades of his later life as an inmate of the lunatic asylums at Bethlem Hospital and Broadmoor. This book is the first full account of his career, thoroughly illustrated with material from his long tour of the Middle East and the remarkable work he produced after psychotic illness had caused him to murder his father and flee to France.

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Richard Dadd

Richard Dadd

The Artist and the Asylum

Tate2011

Hardback208pp Illustrated280x208mm

9781854379597     Product Code: 217697

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Richard Dadd (1817-1886) came to early prominence for his imaginative sequence of fairy paintings, but he spent more than four decades of his later life as an inmate of the lunatic asylums at Bethlem Hospital and Broadmoor. This book is the first full account of his career, thoroughly illustrated with material from his long tour of the Middle East and the remarkable work he produced after psychotic illness had caused him to murder his father and flee to France.

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