Linda Saul

A stooped figure walking away from a prison cell door
(Room 4)

67. Oscar's separate hell, Mixed media, 79 x 77cm, £800

"And down the iron stair we tramped, each from his separate Hell"

This work is inspired by Oscar Wilde's "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" which describes the cruelty of the Victorian prison system.

The figure is wearing a Scotch cap, designed to stop prisoners being able to make eye contact with each other.

For more about the artist, see RGA Gallery page: Linda Saul