By Lesley Krueger
A riveting tale of expertise and the cost it exacts, set in a richly imagined Victorian England
Called the main promising artist of his new release, good-looking, modest, and affectionate, Richard Dadd rubbed shoulders with the good luminaries of the Victorian Age. He grew up alongside the Medway with Charles Dickens and studied on the Royal Academy faculties less than the intense and whimsical J.M.W. Turner.
Based on Dadd’s tragic actual tale, Mad Richard follows the younger artist as he develops his craft, contemplates the character of paintings and popularity — as he watches Dickens navigate these tough waters — and finally unearths himself imprisoned in Bedlam for homicide, dedicated as criminally insane.
In 1853, Charlotte Brontë — approximately to post her 3rd novel, struggling with unrequited love, and herself wrestling with questions on artwork and artists, category, obsession and romance — visits Richard at Bedlam and unearths an unforeseen kinship in his feverish brain and his haunting work.
Masterfully slipping via time and reminiscence, Mad Richard maps the inventive temperaments of Charlotte and Richard, weaving their divergent lives including their shared fears and follies, goals, and crushing illusions.
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Mad Richard by Lesley Krueger