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'Richard Dadd: Exacting Fantasies': A Talk by Nicholas Tromans

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Hospitalfield House

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Arbroath

DD11 2LR

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A Talk by curator and writer Nicholas Tromans on artist Richard Dadd - an early friend of Patrick Allan Fraser of Hospitalfield.

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This talk discusses the life and work of the Victorian asylum artist Richard Dadd (1817-1886), an early friend of Patrick Allan Fraser. After a highly successful early career as a painter of literary subjects, Dadd undertook an ambitious tour of the Eastern Mediterranean in 1842-43. On his return Dadd fell into mental illness and spent the remainder of his career in secure hospitals. The talk will ask how Dadd was able to continue working as an artist despite his illness, and will examine changing attitudes towards his art since his death.

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Image: "IMG_1940n Richard Dadd. 1817-1886. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke. vers 1860. Londres. Tate Britain." is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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