Oil painting on canvas, Susannah Jones, Mrs Alban Thomas Gwynne (1754-1830) by Mather Brown (Boston 1761 – Twickenham 1831), circa 1810. A half-length portrait of a mature woman seated, turned slightly to the right, gazing at the spectator, her left hand clasping the wrist of her right on her lap. She is wearing a brown dress with a white wrap-over kerchief which is tucked into her waistband over this she wears a portrait miniature of a man which hangs from a thin gold chain. Her shoulders are draped with a brown shawl with printed/embroidered pattern-edging. Her grey curls fringe her face from beneath a white (straw?) hat tied with a dark brown satin ribon with a large bow in front. The second wife of the Reverend Alban Thomas Gwynne.
Purchased by the National Trust after the death of Patrick Gwynne (1913-2003)
Makers and roles
Mather Brown (Boston 1761 – Twickenham 1831), artist
Patrick Gwynne (1913-2003), frame designer