In The Summer Of , Richard Dadd Was The Resident Artist For An English Expedition Through Greece, Turkey And Egypt Towards The Trip S End, Dadd Underwent A Dramatic Personality Change, Believing Himself To Be Under The Command Of The God Osiris Upon His Return To England, He Was Diagnosed Of Unsound Mind And Was Taken By His Family To Recuperate In Cobham, Kent It Was Here, In August , That Dadd Murdered His Father, Before Fleeing To France Where He Was Eventually Captured And Committed To Bedlam Psychiatric Hospital In London Over The Next Years, Dadd Made Some Of Victorian Britain S Most Mesmerizing Paintings, Such As His Endlessly Detailed Masterpiece, The Fairy Feller S Masterstroke A Proto Psychedelic Fairy Drama Whose Fame In The S And S Prompted The Rock Band Queen To Record A Song About It, And Which Remains One Of Tate Britain S Most Visited Paintings The Tale Of The Rediscovery Of Dadd S Greatest Watercolor, The Artist S Halt In The Desert, On The Antiques Roadshow In Has Also Entered Popular Folklore Richard Dadd The Artist And The Asylum Is The First Thorough Monograph On This Neglected Victorian Virtuoso Alongside Its Color Plates, Critical Essays Overturn Several Myths About Dadd Revealing, For Example, That His Jailers Were Generous And Often Acted As His Patrons Rather Than As His Oppressors And Trace The Critical Reception Of His Now Widely Admired ArtRichard Dadd Was Born In Chatham, Kent, And Entered The Royal Academy At The Age Of In , Sir Thomas Phillips Chose Dadd To Accompany Him As His Draftsman On An Expedition To The Middle East, During Which The First Signs Of The Artist S Schizophrenia Emerged Following His Murder Of His Father In , Dadd Was Incarcerated In Bedlam Hospital, Later Being Moved To Broadmoor, Where He Died In
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- 03 February 2017 Nicholas Tromans