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Author Tromans, Nicholas.

Title Richard Dadd : the artist and the asylum / Nicholas Tromans.

Imprint London : Tate Pub., 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  700.942 D121Dt 2011    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-206) and index.
Contents Fairytopia -- Orientalist and assassin -- Inside -- Contradiction -- Pleasure men: Dadd at Broadmoor -- The asylum speaks back.
Summary The most brilliant young artist of his generation, Richard Dadd (1817-1886) made his name with a sequence of minutely executed fairy paintings of huge imaginative power. Following a long tour of the Middle East in the early 1840s he succumbed to a psychotic illness, murdered his father, and fled to France where he attacked another traveller, was apprehended by police and confessed to his crime. After his return to England he spent over forty years in Britain's most famous lunatic asylums, never ceasing to work as an artist. Tromans traces the critical response to Dadd's work, both during his lifetime and after his death.
Subject Dadd, Richard, 1817-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Artists with mental disabilities -- England -- Biography.
Art and mental illness.
Dadd, Richard, 1817-1886.
Art. (DNLM)D001154
Mentally Ill Persons -- psychology. (DNLM)D028642Q000523
Institutionalization. (DNLM)D007326
Dadd, Richard, 1817-1886. (OCoLC)fst00014244
Art and mental illness. (OCoLC)fst00815407
Artists with mental disabilities. (OCoLC)fst00817657
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Genre/Form Biography. (DNLM)D019215
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781854379597

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