The subject of this portrait was the artist's sister.
Portrait of Winifred John Looking Down by Gwen John, c. 1896
© Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
- Pencil on paper
- 15.6 x 15.6 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £7,500)
- Acquired in:
- Gurr-Johns Ltd
It is a sensitive and tender drawing, and a good representation of Gwen John's feeling for the sitter. They and their brother Augustus John spent their childhood in Tenby.
The Matthieson Gallery (exhibited 1946, Gwen John Memorial Exhibition); Gurr-Johns Ltd (acquired 1958).