Neil Gaiman chooses The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd
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Books includes Coraline, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and the comic book series The Sandman.
The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd
Neil Gaiman chooses The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by the Victorian artist Richard Dadd, painted over nine years (1855-1864) whilst Dadd was incarcerated at Bethlem hospital, known as Bedlam.
The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke is on display Tate Britain.
From the Archive
Freddie Mercury of Queen on his song inspired by The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke.
From Queen Story by Tom Browne 24 Dec 1977 on Radio 1
Critic Richard Cork on the extraordinary life and art of Richard Dadd.
A short extract from the Angela Carter's radio play inspired by The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, Come Unto These Yellow Sands.
From Come Unto These Yellow Sands 28 Mar 1979 Radio 3
A report on artist Gemma Anderson's paintings of patients and doctors at present day Bethlem Hospital.
Image: Gemma Anderson courtesy of the Bethlem Gallery
Neil Gaiman on the resurgence of vampires in popular culture.