A couple of watercolours give some insight into those around him, and pose a perplexing puzzle. He ended the 1850s with another masterpiece based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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Three tasks: yoking the fire-breathing bulls and ploughing in dragon’s teeth to generate an army, then getting past the fleece’s guardian dragon.
A new hypertext combining Tennyson’s poetry and superb paintings from those associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Free to download.
He painted a series of narratives drawn from the Bible and other sources, and 32 watercolours of ‘Passions’ over this period.
Two different legends about Sir Lancelot and a woman falling in love with him. Both are told here with a selection of fine paintings.
An extended tour of the Middle East proves exhausting, but results in two outstanding paintings. Then Dadd’s world falls apart.
Would you fancy standing for around 11 hours on a series of three different trains, because your booking company claimed that seat reservations weren’t available, when they were?
The North Wind carries off his betrothed, in eight superb paintings by Rubens, Boucher, Evelyn De Morgan, and others. A miniature history of painting.
To celebrate his bicentenary, here are some early works, including some of his ‘faerie paintings’ of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.