Sliding on the Round Pond
Painter Gilbert Solomon studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1907–11, then in Paris under René Prinet from 1913-14. During the First World War he served in the Royal Air Force and helped develop camouflage in the Second. He later served as vice-president of the Royal Society of British Artists. Solomon favoured rural subjects and this lighthearted, carefree scene could be based on a memory from his early boyhood.