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        Orleans House Gallery 2011 Exhibition
        D E T A I L S


        1817-86


        Richard Dadd at Orleans House Gallery

        Exhibition runs from 28 May - 2 October 2011
        Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TWE1 3DJ, UK


          This exhibition explores the life and work of one of the most fascinating Victorian visionaries - Richard Dadd (1817-1886)


        All scans of paintings on this page will be part of this exhibition. Read more on the exhibition here.


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          richard dadd
          portrait of sir thomas phillips
          © BETHLEM ART AND HISTORY COLLECTIONS TRUST



        Works from the Bethlem Art and History Collections Trust, West London Mental Health NHS Trust and private collections are brought together to chart Daddís early career, travels to Europe and the Middle East, mental illness and work created while at Bethlem and Broadmoor Hospitals.

        Dr. Nicholas Tormans, author of Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum published this July states:


          Richard Dadd was one of the great Victorian painters, but spent his career in psychiatric hospitals, or as they were then known, lunatic asylums. An artist of extraordinary imagination from a young age, he was a specialist in fairy subjects before a tour of the Middle East triggered the onset of a mental illness that led him to kill his father. At Bethlem Hospital and then at Broadmoor, Dadd continued to work as an artist, creating haunting images combining bold imaginative leaps with the most delicate of miniaturistís techniques. His art today presents both a beautiful mystery and a fascinating case study in the history of psychiatry


        To complement the exhibition, young people with disabilities who attend the Orleans House Galleryís regular Octagon group have worked with artist Ashley Davies to create a collaborative work inspired by Daddís famous fairy paintings. This project has been generously supported by the Double O Charity.

        Exhibition runs from 28 May - 2 October 2011
        Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TWE1 3DJ

        Free admission
        Gallery open Tuesdays- Saturdays 1.00-5.30pm, Sundays 2.00-5.30pm
        Tel: 020 8831 6000
        Email: artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk
        Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

      • Further Richard Dadd Reading: The World of Richard Dadd


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        Gallery
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          the diadonus (1861)
          OIL ON PANEL
          HENRY BOXER COLLECTION



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          ulysses disguised as a beggar (1852)
          WATERCOLOUR OVER PENCIL
          HENRY BOXER COLLECTION


        These two are from a private collection and have rarely been exhibited.


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        Richard Dadd 2011 UK Exhibition


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