Geppetto Washing Pinocchio — Paula Rego

Geppetto Washing Pinocchio, 1996 by Paul Rego (b. 1935)

Nanny, Small Bears and Bogeyman — Paula Rego

Nanny, Small Bears and Bogeyman, 1982 by Paula Rego (b. 1935)

Mist II — Paula Rego

Mist II 1996 by Paula Rego born 1935

Mist II, 1996 by Paula Rego (b. 1935)

The Policeman’s Daughter — Paula Rego


The Policeman’s Daughter, 1987 by Paula Rego (b. 1935)

Snare — Paula Rego


Snare, 1987 by Paula Rego (1935)

(More at Apollo; thanks to Ellen for sending me the link).

The Little Murderess — Paula Rego

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The Little Murderess, 1987 by Paula Rego (b. 1935)

Celestina’s House — Paula Rego


Celestina’s House, 2001 by Paula Rego (b. 1935)

Few virgins (I thank God for it) have you seen in this city that I have not helped sell their wares. As soon as the girl is born, I write her down in my register and keep a catalogue of all their names to the intent that I might know how many escaped my net. Why, what did you think of me, Sempronio? Can I live by the air? Can I feed myself with wind? Do I inherit any other land? Have I any other house or vineyard? Know you of any other substance of mine besides this office? By what do I eat and drink? By what do I put clothes on my back and shoes on my feet? In this city  was I born; in it was I bred; and in it I live (though I say it) in good credit and estimation, as all the world knows. You may rest assured that he who knows not both my name and my house is a stranger in this town.

From José María Ruano de la Haza’s adaptation of Celestina. Based on the English translation by James Mabbe (1631) of the Comedia de Calisto y Melibea by Fernando de Rojas (1499).

Bride — Paula Rego

Bride 1994 by Paula Rego born 1935

Bride, 1994 by Paul Rego (b. 1935)

Him — Paula Rego

Him 1996 by Paula Rego born 1935

Him, 1996 by Paul Rego (b. 1935)

The Fitting — Paula Rego


Snow White Swallows the Poisoned Apple — Paula Rego

The Maids — Paula Rego