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Dadd, Richard

Dadd, Richard (1817–61) English painter. Dadd showed early promise as an artist, but murdered his father in 1843 and spent the rest of his life in asylums. He continued to paint, specializing in highly imaginative fairy and fantasy pictures. His finest work is The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke (1855–64), a minutely detailed piece of whimsical invention.

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