‘In the midst of them, the blackest and largest in that dark setting, reclined James Hook, or as he wrote himself, Jas. Hook, of whom it is said he was the only man that the Sea-Cook feared. He lay at his ease in a rough chariot drawn and propelled by his men, and instead of a right hand he had the iron hook with which ever and anon he encouraged them to increase their pace. As dogs this terrible man treated and addressed them, and as dogs they obeyed him. In person he was cadaverous [dead looking] and blackavized [dark faced], and his hair was dressed in long curls, which at a little distance looked like black candles, and gave a singularly threatening expression to his handsome countenance’.*...
Etching and aquatint on paper
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Article: Q&A: Paula Rego, The Guardian, 2013Visit https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/jan/11/paula-rego-artist-interview
All about my mother: the demons of Paula Rego, The Guardian, 2017Visit https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/mar/09/all-about-my-mother-the-demons-of-paula-rego-by-her-son
Article: Paula Rego: 'It isn't nice in my mind', The Guardian, 2018Visit https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/nov/11/paula-rego-it-isnt-nice-in-my-mind