In memory of Richard Dadd: ten of his best, and thoughts about his life and work. Would we have been any better towards him even now?
In 1864, he was transferred to the newly-built Broadmoor Asylum. Despite that disruption, he continued to paint.
To celebrate his bicentenary, here are some early works, including some of his ‘faerie paintings’ of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Railways and painting have been intertwined since 1844. Turner, Manet, Monet, van Gogh, and others show how.
Known exclusively for his illustrations, Doré painted many large works in oils. He was a master story-teller in those too.
Hogarth’s series spawned several others, the most significant being by Augustus Egg and William Frith.
I thought that I knew what a narrative painting was, until I saw some examples. Are they?