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Updated: Nov 27, 2023


Augustus Leopold Egg, The Travelling Companions, 1862, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK




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Richard Dadd, Augustus Egg, between 1838 and 1840,

Yale Center for British Art at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


















Augustus Leopold Egg (b. 2 May 1816, in London – d. 26 March 1863, in Algiers) was a British Victorian artist, best known for his modern triptych Past and Present (1858), which illustrates the destruction of a middle-class Victorian family. He was a member of The Clique group established by Richard Dadd in late 1830’s




Richard Dadd (b. 1 August 1817, in Chatham, Kent, England – d. 7 January 1886, in Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, Berkshire, England) was a Victorian English painter celebrated for his intricate depictions of fairies, mystical subjects, and enigmatic genre scenes. His works, characterized by meticulous detail, often featured Orientalist themes. Dadd created many of his famous pieces while undergoing treatment at Bethlem and Broadmoor hospitals for mental health issues.



Richard Dadd, The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, 1855–64, Tate Gallery, London



This painting inspired Freddie Mercury song of the same title.

Here is the link to Queen The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke:



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