Whilst researching my residency, I came across Theordore Gericault's series of portraits of the insane. Following the success of Gericault's famous painting the Raft of the Medusa, he suffered a riding accident and developed a tumour on his spine. Whilst suffering with this he painted a series of portraits of patients of the Salpetriere asylum in Paris.
|'A madwoman and compulsive gambler'|
|'Portrait of a Kleptomaniac'|