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Richard Dadd

Richard Dadd, by permission of Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum

Richard Dadd's case is well-known.  A brilliant artist, he believed that he was controlled by the Egyptian God Osiris.  It was Osiris who commanded Dadd to kill his father, with the result that Dadd's talent was confined to asylums for the rest of his life.

A brief biography of Dadd can be downloaded via the link below.

 

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