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Artist's Resale Right


70,000 - 100,000 GBP




70,000 - 100,000 GBP

Lot sold:




b. 1935


signed and dated 86 on the reverse

acrylic on paper

110.5 by 76 cm. 43½ by 30 in.

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This work is in very good condition. The sheet is affixed verso to the backing board in several places along the sheet edges. The sheet edges are deckled and the sheet undulates slightly, which is due to the artist's choice of materials. There are artist's pinholes at all four corners. Extremely close inspection reveals two minute tears in the deckle; one at the centre of the upper edge and one on the lower right edge. Further extremely close inspection reveals a few minute and unobtrusive foxmarks to the unpainted areas, as well as a small rub mark at the lower right edge.

The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Edward Totah Gallery, London

Private Collection, United States

Sotheby's, London, 8 February 2007, Lot 329

Acquired from the above by the present owner

“I always know the people in my pictures. Very often they take the form of monkeys and bears and all sorts of things. It’s easier if you make them into animals because you can do things to animals that you can’t do to people because it’s too shocking.”

Paula Rego, quoted in: Ben Eastham and Helen Graham, ‘Interview with Paula Rego’, in The White Review, January 2011, online