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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. The artist created some 1,000 works of this size,each heavily filled with handwritten text on the reverse. The work was created in numbered series and included authors, musicians, religious images and prominent figures from history.
Basil Merrett Drawings c. 1940 Collection Jim Linderman