Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Richard Dadd

Richard Dadd (August 1, 1817 – January 7, 1886) was an English painter of the Victorian era, noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes, rendered with obsessively minuscule detail. Most of the works for which he is best known were created while he was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital.

[The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke 1855-64, Tate Gallery]

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