The exhibition (20 July–26 November 2021) features prints from throughout the artist’s career and explores how her admiration for William Hogarth has inspired elements of her work.
To mark the exhibition, Rego has presented a set of six prints to Hogarth's House for the museum's permanent collection. The series was inspired by Hogarth's Gin Lane: 'There's Gin Lane, which everybody knows, with a child falling over the bannister and the mother taking something from a tin,' says Rego. 'The gin has done her in, everyone is pissed in the street, which isn't that different from what happens on a Saturday night in Britain today.'
Image: Paula Rego, After Hogarth IV, 2000
© Paula Rego