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Pictures featuring fairies, small imaginary creatures of human form, often winged, and possessing magical powers. Fairy painting was a predominantly British obsession of the Victorian era and reached its height in the period 1840–70. Major practitioners included Joseph Noël Paton and the criminally insane Richard Dadd, whose best-known work is The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke (Tate Britain, London).

http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=2979&searchid=9356 Description and illustration of Dadd painting on Tate website.

Subjects: Art.


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