Painter and graphic artist Paula Rego (1935-), born in Lisbon but resident in London, is renowned, amongst her many accomplishments, for her series of prints illustrating nursery-rhymes.
I happened upon the Thames and Hudson edition of these etchings and aquatints in a Bristol bookshop back in '94 or '95, and couldn't help but buy it.
There have been several times when I've wished I hadn't left this book in our storage locker in England - we always thought we'd be back there after a year or so, but have yet to get around to it.
Many of these images tease out more or less sinister or perverse meanings from the fabric of the rhymes:
Whereas others, for instance the one following (my favourite of the set) are more-or-less straightfoward depictions of their bizarre characters and imagery.