Richard Dadd

The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke

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About the artwork
About the artist
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Painted in Bethlem Hospital, Dadd created this scene from imagination and painted it in intense detail. Painted from the view of an onlooker observing the scene through grass, it shows the ‘fairy feller’ with his axe raised to split a chestnut to make a new carriage for Queen Mab. A host of other fairy and supernatural creatures are in attendance for the event, and the scene is crammed with action and detail.
  • Artist Richard Dadd
  • Artwork The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
About the artist
Richard Dadd (1817 – 1886) was a British painter, famous for his depictions of the supernatural in miniscule detail. Dadd was admitted to the Royal Academy of Arts in 1837, and was awarded the medal for life drawing in 1840. He founded The Clique, a group of influential artists whose view was that art should be judged by the public, not by academic ideals. The Clique was sadly disbanded after Dadd’s incarceration for the murder of his father in 1843, and, probably suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Dadd thereafter spent the rest of his life in psychiatric hospitals, where he produced many of his most famous works.
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Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 10 working days. For countries outside of Europe, delivery may take up to 20 days.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.00–17.30).

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