Basil Merrett was institutionalized at Bethlem Royal Hospital in London as a psychiatric patient. These drawings, each approximately 4" x 6" were done circa 1945-1950. They are a sampling of the some 1,000 works he created of this size, each heavily filled with handwritten text on the reverse. The work was created in series, each numbered, and included authors, musicians, religious images and prominent figures from history.
Basil Merrett Drawings Collection Jim Linderman
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