Triptych, 1998 by Paula Rego

As a youth, Rego had witnessed the terrible suffering caused by illegal abortion in Portugal, and was angered by people's apparent refusal to face up to the issue.

Details

Medium:
Pastel on paper, mounted on aluminium
Dimensions:
Each panel: 110 x 100 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £130,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Marlborough Fine Art

This work reveals the unseen misery of illegal terminations, each panel depicting the aftermath of a girl lying doubled in pain or crouched over a bucket, alone in her sufferings.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Abbot Hall Art Gallery Abbot Hall, KENDAL Cumbria LA9 5AL 01539 722464 www.abbothall.org.uk

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