Portrait of Winifred John Looking Down by Gwen John

The subject of this portrait was the artist's sister.

Details

Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
15.6 x 15.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £7,500)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

The Matthieson Gallery (exhibited 1946, Gwen John Memorial Exhibition); Gurr-Johns Ltd (acquired 1958).

Venue details

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery Castle Hill, TENBY Pembrokeshire SA70 7BP 01834 842809 www.tenbymuseum.org.uk/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

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