Sir Thomas Phillips was Dadd's patron, whom he accompanied on a tour which included Egypt, where this picture was painted.

This watercolour is one of the last pictures of any significance which Dadds painted before his mental illness.


By descent in the family of the sitter's brother; Christie's, 1993.

Bethlem Museum of the Mind

The Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, London, BR3 3BX
020 3228 4227

Opening times

Mon & Tue, pre-booked groups only

Wed–Fri and first and last Sat of the month, 10.00 - 17.00 (last entry at 16.30)

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