Most people will know one thing about Richard Dadd - he killed his father after going bonkers in the East. If you know one picture by Dadd, it'll be this one...
|The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke (1855-64)|
|Detail of The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke|
Before he embarked on the Eastern Tour with Thomas Phillips, Dadd was already painting fairies in this image of a slightly malevolent Puck. Not crammed full of the detail that would fill his post 1843 fairy images, it still is rather odd.
|The Halt in the Desert (1842-5)|
|Bacchanalian Scene (1862)|
|Deceit or Duplicity (1854)|
|Port Stragglin (1861)|
|Contradiction: Oberon and Titania (1854-8)|
|Dadd painting Contradiction|
|Portrait of a Young Man (1853)|
|Wandering Musicians (1878)|
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