Part of Claybury Mental Hospital seen from the grounds.

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Thomas Hennell suffered from an episode of mental illness and was detained as an inpatient first at St John's Hospital, Stone (the building had been Buckinghamshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum), then at the Maudsley Hospital (at Denmark Hill, London SE5) and finally at Claybury, Essex, before his release.

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Part of Claybury Mental Hospital seen from the grounds.




pencil & india ink on paper


H 28.7 x W 25.3 cm

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Purchased by the Wellcome Collection, 2010

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