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Richard Dadd: a Portrait from Bethlem


22 April 2023 14:00 - 15:00


Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Kent BR3 3BX

The artist Richard Dadd was a patient at Bethlem for twenty years from 1844. He continued working while in the hospital, producing astonishingly delicate paintings and drawings, encouraged by the staff. This talk will look at some of Dadd's masterpieces to have survived from his Bethlem years, especially his Portrait of a Young Man, believed to show the Hospital's Superintendent, Dr Hood, which is on loan from Tate to The Faces We Present exhibition.

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