Full length portrait of the playwright David Hare (born 1947).
Portrait of David Hare by Paula Rego, 2005
© The Artist c/o Marlborough Fine Art
- Pastel on paper on zinc
- 130 x 123 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £80,000)
- Acquired in:
- Marlborough Fine Art
Rego assumed the role of director for the work and suggested that Hare stared contemplatively into the distance with his right hand over his heart in a dramatic devotional gesture. There is a suggestion of a play or a performance taking place but the meaning is unclear. The lamb and crook could be a veiled reference to St. John the Baptist and a theatrical mask lies on the floor.
Marlborough Fine Art.