An afternoon at Tate Britain would provide the necessary material to be examined and she was duly excited at the prospect of looking at pictures. We arrived through the Clore Building which took us to the Turners and Constables, highly suitable for a small girl. She was totally engaged with the artworks: asking questions, responding to mine, making pertinent comments. The animals, clouds, ponds and rivers, as well as a rainbow, all fired her imagination in a keen way.
Then the room with some modern sculptures proved irresistible, probably because the Hepworths and Moores were so tactile, just right for a small child - unfortunately, touching the works was forbidden! Epstein's 'Jacob and the Angel' was Jemima's favourite work of art. It was probably the immense scale (in her eyes) which was impressive and it was hard to drag her away. However, a promise of a visit to the shop did the trick and one happy little girl departed clutching her purchases - postcards of some of the art she had seen, including the Epstein. Result!