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Paula Rego, 1935–2022

Pirates Taking Away Children1992

Pirates Taking Away Children is a 1992 work by Paula Rego. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumEtching and aquatint on hand-made paper
Dimensions Unframed, 28 x 20 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1996
EditionEdition 33/50
Item NumberIMMA.748
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Paula Rego, Pirates Taking Away Children, 1992, Etching and aquatint on hand-made paper, Unframed, 28 x 20 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1996

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Paula Rego 1935–2022

Born in Portugal in 1935, Paula Rego trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her work is highly figurative, and often relates specifically to folk tales, fairy tales, children’s literature and nursery rhymes. Rego lives and works in London and has exhibited widely in Britain and internationally. Since 2004, major retrospectives of her work have been held at Tate Britain, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.
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