Another absolutely stunning Czech stamp this time by Max Švabinský and engraved by Jindra Schmidt. Love those subtle colours and that expert crosshatching. Like an Edward Gorey short story set in medieval Central Europe.
Ch 27 In St. Mary of Bethlehem, an asylum popularly known as Bedlam, opened to receive mental patients in England. The institution itself was founded in 1247 as a priory. The famous painting of Bedlam is by William Hogarth,