Jane Somner

Memorial sculpture in front of Abbey Ruins and Gaol in spring
(Room 1)

23. Last Day of Freedom (16th March 2020), Watercolour on paper, 18 x 24cm, £30 unframed

On 16th March 2020, I visited Forbury Gardens to take photos of Eric Stanford's Spanish War Memorial sculpture for the RGA Annual Review.

I sketched this scene and made a watercolour sketch at home later. The next day our family decided to 'lockdown' before it was mandatory.

It was my last day of freedom – the view of Reading Gaol from the garden seems rather ironic now – a place of captivity from a place of freedom.


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For more about the artist, see RGA Gallery page: Jane Somner