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Théodore Gericault, The Obsession of Envy (Monomanie de l'envie)

Forensic Psychiatry

The beginnings of forensic psychiatry with the McNaughton rule, parricide, presidential assassination, Esquirol's monomanias, art theft, and legal aspects of art legacy in one's will.


The Obsession of Envy (Monomanie de l'envie)

Théodore Gericault

Monomania, portraits of the insane
August 2003

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke

Richard Dadd

Parricide, delusional belief
June 2004

The Art of Painting

Johannes Vermeer

Art forgery in the Nazi era
March 2009

Mother and Child

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Legal implications of breaking the donor's intent
October 2009

An Office or Your Life

James Wales

Forensic aspects of President Garfield's assassination
November 2012

Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci

The theft of the Mona Lisa and its forensic ramifications
June 2013