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Sketch to Illustrate the Passions: Suspense or Expectation

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Description

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: "-Sketch to illustrate the Passions. Suspense. or Expectation."; in black ink, lower left: "by. Richard Dadd. Bethlehem Hospital London _ June 2nd 1855. __ ."

Alternative Title: Sketch for the Passions: Suspense or Expectation

Medium: Watercolor, gray ink, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper

Credit: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Collective Title: Sketches for the Passions

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From the Watercolour World

Location

Imperial War Museum, London, England

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Tww Comment

Richard Dadd was committed to Bethlem Royal Hospital (also known as 'Bedlam') after murdering his father. The hospital moved from Moorfields to the site now occupied by the Imperial War Museum in 1815. It was later relocated again to Monks Orchard in West Wickham.