Sir David Hare

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Sir David Hare, by Paula Rego, 2005 - NPG 6746 - © National Portrait Gallery, London; commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery with the support of J.P. Morgan through the Fund for New Commissions

© 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
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
Primary Collection
NPG 6746


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  • Paula Rego (1935-), Artist. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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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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