© National Portrait Gallery, London; commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery with the support of J.P. Morgan through the Fund for New Commissions
Sir David Hare
by Paula Rego Click on the links below to find out more
pastel on paper laid on board, 2005
51 1/8 in. x 48 3/8 in. (1300 mm x 1230 mm)
Commissioned; made possible by J.P. Morgan through the Fund for New Commissions, Sir Christopher Ondaatje and the Art Fund, 2005
- Paula Rego (1935-), Artist. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Rego described this portrait as a painting 'with the whole of theatre in it'. The suggestion that a performance is taking place is characteristic of her work. Commenting on the lamb, a prop she made herself, she said: 'The things I couldn't get into David's face I put into the sheep's face
it goes well with him and looks after him.'
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