The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke 1855-64 Richard Dadd 1817-1886 Presented to the Tate Museum by Siegfried Sassoon in memory of his friend and fellow officer Julian Dadd, a great-nephew of the artist, and of his two brothers who gave their lives in the First World War

A Few Words About Richard Dadd


You’ve never heard of Richard Dadd. Or if you have, you know the short version: painted a very strange photo, murdered his father and spent the rest of his life in an asylum. That’s an unfair summary of a brilliant, if tragic, artist. WC became aware of Dadd because Terry Pratchett built one of his…