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Nursery Rhymes / Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2016,7069.1.3

  • Title (object)

    • Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

    Title (series)

    • Nursery Rhymes
  • Description

    Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; from the complete standard set of 25 etchings and aquatints, including 3 hand-coloured, with title-sheet, ed. 47/50, issued in a blue linen portfolio box, labelled on the spine 'Nursery Rhymes Paula Rego'. 1989
    Etching and aquatint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1989
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 322 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 216 millimetres
    • Height: 520 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 380 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed and numbered 47/50 in pencil. Printer's blindstamp 'CP'
  • Curator's comments

    The 'Nursery Rhymes' print series was published by the artist and Marlborough Graphics in 1989. Printed by Paul Coldwell at Culford Press, London. There are14 artist's proofs and 5 hors de commerce copies. Three etchings were hand-cloured by Charlotte Hodes.
    This edition numbered 47/50.
    Of the 31 prints, 26 were included in portfolio editions; the remaining five were published separately. All prints were editions of 50, signed and numbered with the exception of 'Untitled' (Rosenthal 35) which was in an edition of 15.
    Edition nos 1-15 were in 'De Luxe' portfolios, containing the 26 prints, but also including 'Untitled'. Ed. nos 16-50, a certain number were kept as 'Standard Portfolios' (of which the BM's copy is one), the other prints were sold individually (eg. see 2004,0602.136 and 2004,0602.137).
    Five new etchings on the 'Nursery Rhymes' theme were made in 1994 (Rosenthal 112-116, see 2004,0602.134)    
    30 of the the etchings, with accompanying rhymes were reproduced in the book 'Nursery Rhymes' by Paula Rego, published in October 1994 by the Folio Society and Thames & Hudson.

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  • Bibliography

    • Rosenthal 2003 38 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Not yet placed)

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2016

  • Acquisition notes

    Credit line: Purchased with funds given by Hamish Parker

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2016,7069.1.3

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; from the complete standard set of 25 etchings and aquatints, including 3 hand-coloured, with title-sheet, ed. 47/50, issued in a blue linen portfolio box, labelled on the spine 'Nursery Rhymes Paula Rego'. 1989<br/>Etching and aquatint

Recto

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; from the complete standard set of 25 etchings and aquatints, including 3 hand-coloured, with title-sheet, ed. 47/50, issued in a blue linen portfolio box, labelled on the spine 'Nursery Rhymes Paula Rego'. 1989
Etching and aquatint

reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum

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