Neil Gaiman on The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

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( Discussion of the painting starts at : 23:45 )

Richard Dadd (1 August 1817 – 7 January 1886) was an English painter of the Victorian era, noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes, rendered with obsessively minuscule detail. Most of the works for which he is best known were created while he was a patient in psychiatric hospitals…