St Margaret's CofE

Primary School

Working together through Christ

Children's Parade 2018

Children's Parade 2018 - Paintings


The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke by Richard Dadd.

The painting features a scene filled with plants, flowers, pixies and fairies. With the exception of Shakespeare's Oberon and Titania, who appear in the top half of the picture, the figures come from the artist's imagination. The main focus of the painting is the Fairy Feller himself, who raises his axe, ready to split a large chestnut which will be used to build Queen Mabs' new fairy carriage. The rest of the fairy band looks on in anticipation, anxious to see whether the woodsman will succeed in splitting the nut with one stroke.

Picture 1