Stone Soup by Cas Willing and Paula Rego limited edition book and print
Special de-luxe limited edition artist’s book ‘Stone Soup’ by Cas Willing, with print both presented in a bound slipcase, Each copy of this book is slip cased and accompanied by a signed original etching with aquatint Adjusting the Recipe by Paula Rego.
Produced as an edition of 75 signed and numbered which has been bound by The Fine Book Bindery.
Full of the macabre touches and dark humour that have made Paula Rego’s reputation, Stone Soup is a new version of the traditional Portuguese folktale by her daughter, the designer and writer, Cas Willing.
The fable has existed in numerous incarnations for centuries. In contrast to many others, the wily protagonist in this version is female. We follow the efforts of a young female traveller in her attempt to save herself from starvation, persuading suspicious townspeople to supply her with food for her mysterious Stone Soup. Hence, this is a tale typically read to children to encourage cooperation in times of scarcity. All thirteen watercolour and ink paintings are reproduced here, bringing together Rego’s expressive cast of figures amidst their troubled landscape.
Dame Paula Rego is a Portuguese-born visual artist who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks.
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44 x 36. 5 cm (slipcase)
Hand-bound and slipcased, print etching with aquatint