'Three Blind Mice'
Museum no. E.285-1990
Paula Rego was born in Lisbon in 1935 and trained at the Slade School of Fine Art in London in the 1950s. As Rego herself explained in 1965, she is inspired by 'caricature, items from newspapers, sights in the street, proverbs, nursery rhymes, children's games and songs, nightmares, desires, terrors'. Twenty-five years later she revisited the English nursery rhymes of her childhood with a series of etchings, which she made in honour of her infant granddaughter. Three Blind Mice is from that series, which was exhibited at the Marlborough Graphics Gallery in London in 1989.
This image can be found in Prints and Drawings Study Room box EDUC 1.