£40,000 - £60,000, Description: 52 London, Roy Miles, Important Victorian Paintings, 1976 Literature: The Arts Council of Great Britian, Shakespeare in Art, Essay by William Moelwyn Merchant, Catalogue by Ronald Pickvance, London, The Arts Council, 1964, p. 25 S. Redgrave, A Dictionary of Artists of the English School, 1970, p. 140 G.C. The watercolour is thought to have been given to a doctor of mental health, Dr Thomas Aitken, MD, a physician and superintendant at the District Lunatic Asylum in Inverness, who graduated in 1858 from the University of Edinburgh. 1912. Copyright © 2020 Pixels.com - All Rights Reserved. Richard Dadd 1817-1886 The Hall Built By Tathmosis III In The Great temple Of Amon Karnak, Luxor watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour 16.8 by 12.2cm., 6.5 by 4.75in. The original watercolours are in an album in the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and are probably those referred to in the letter cited below. 65. 21341, from whom bought by I.L. Choose your favorite richard dadd designs and purchase them as wall art, home decor, phone cases, tote bags, and more! This aim was achieved, and we now know that Dadd's work, at all stages of his career, was never less than interesting and often rose to heights of poetic intensity. (40 x 30.2 cm. In both Italy and Greece he refers derisively to the Roman Catholic or Orthodox rites. 1897. In August of that year, having become convinced that his father was the Devil in disguise, Dadd killed him with a knife and fled to France. £2,000 - £3,000. WITH AN ALS. Superficially these paintings appear more conventional than Contradiction or The Fairy Feller, but they too betray a disturbing and slightly sinister quality, eminently suited to their subjects, which seems to anticipate the tragedy of 1842. Elsewhere they swarm with 'greedy looks and clutching fingers' and his impressions reach a pinnacle of fascination and disgust in Corfu, where surrounded by 'a large assortment of pompous ruffians, splendid savages, grubby finery, wild costume, long matted hair, dark complexions and noisy shopkeepers, all styed in filth', he pulls out his sketchbook, and is 'immediately surrounded by the whole market; I never saw such an assemblage of deliciously villainous faces, they grinned, glowered, and exhibited every variety of curiosity. -- DELAND. The Mate of Daylight. Following the murder, he fled to France, where he attempted another murder and was arrested. Description: CAD ($) in. Castles and rocky crags of the type seen in the present watercolour occur on several occasions in the artist's work as a landscapist, for example in the drawing entitled Port Stragglin (British Museum), of 1861. JPY (¥) NOTES This watercolour was painted while Richard Dadd was in Bethlem Hospital. Dadd (Richard, 1817-1886, painter) Autograph Sketchbook Compiled During His Tour Of Italy In 1843, Estimate: Oh such expression on such heads! We dined at 1.30 & between that & tea which was at 4.30 ! Haydon who was Steward there. Description: (20 x 53.5 cm.) -- REPPLIER. Clifford;Anonymous sale Sotheby's, London, 7 April 1965, lot 78;J.S. This aim was achieved, and we now know that Dadd's work, at all stages of his career, was never less than interesting and often rose to heights of poetic intensity. 48;London, Tate Gallery, The Late Richard Dadd, 1974 (later shown under the auspices of the Arts Council at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Municipal Art Gallery, Wolverhampton; and Bristol City Art Gallery, 1984-5), no.189;London, Arts Council of Great Britain, The Late Richard Dadd, 1974-75, no. To compare their work with his is to experience a vivid illustration of Coleridge's famous distinction between Fancy and Imagination. Description: On 23 July 1864 Dadd was transferred to the newly-built Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, which happens coincidentally to be only about five miles from Binfield. -- CATHERWOOD. In August of that year, having become convinced that his father was the Devil in disguise, Dadd killed him with a knife and fled to France. Description: Steward, 1973;Sotheby's, London, 22 November 1983, lot 44;Private collectionEXHIBITEDOn loan to Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, 1975-83LITERATUREDavid Greysmith, Richard Dadd, New York, 1973, pp.88 and 185, reproduced as plate 108 (reversed);Patricia Allderidge, The Late Richard Dadd, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London, 1974, p.141, catalogue no.236.NOTEThis appears to be one of the series of imaginary landscapes that Dadd painted in the early 1860s as an inmate of the criminal lunatic asylum at Bethlem Hospital, where he had been placed following his murder of his father in 1843. 1931. The Wisdom of Fools. Brushy lines and areas of retouching are scattered in the sky and in the upper and lower right corners. Condition Report:  He was educated at King's School, Rochester where his aptitude for drawing was evident at an early age, leading to his admission to the Royal Academy of Arts at the age of 20.