Paula Rego exhibits The Last King of Portugal and Other Stories 1 –  25 October

Paula Rego exhibits The Last King of Portugal and Other Stories 1 –  25 October

John Jones longstanding client Paula Rego exhibits three new series of pastel and watercolour works at the renowned Marlborough Fine Arts, from 1st – 25th October. Her works are influenced by her birth place, Portugal, and her on going fascination with folklore.

The exhibition entitled The Last King of Portugal takes its name from Paula Rego’s stylistically satirical series of pastels which portray the life of Manuel the 2nd, whose reign lasted 2 years before he was exiled.

Paula Rego’s exhibition coincides with the launch of her new artist book, Stone Soup, published by Enitharmon Editions. Her 3rd series on display at Marlborough Fine Arts illustrates this traditional tale in which a young female saves herself from starvation by outwitting a group of villagers.

For more information on Paula Rego’s upcoming exhibition please visit Marlborough Fine Art’s website

The John Jones team are proud to have worked across departments to produce a range of artist surfaces and conservation grade frames for this exhibition.

Paula Rego has developed a longstanding relationship with John Jones, collaborating closely with our artist surfaces team to create a series of paper panels suited to her style. Our panels are both lightweight and ridged, and they are buffed with a calcium carbonate which raises the PH of the paper to increase the longevity of works after long term exposure to airborne pollutants. Take a look at Paula Rego’s preferred paper panels here.

Our talented design consultants have taken the time to produce a framing scheme which compliments the series of works on display whilst having many conservation benefits. To book an appointment like Paula Rego to discuss bespoke framing options call us on 020 7281 5439 or email