WRINCH, John Henry

1856 - 1906

John Henry Wrinch was born at Woodbridge, Suffolk and baptised at St Mary's Woodbridge on 8 August 1856, son of Henry Wrinch, corn merchant, and his wife Eliza Ann née Hart, who married at Woodbridge on 2 October 1855. In 1881, a 24 year old corn merchant's clerk of Seckford Street, Woodbridge. A waterolour landscape painter and a member of Ipswich Art Club 1884-1899 and exhibited from Woodbridge in 1881, two watercolours 'The Old Tree on the Marsh' and 'Winter Sunshine', in 1883 a monochrome 'Flooded Marshes' and a further eight works including from Ipswich in 1892 'The First Sign of Dawn' and 'Departing Day' and in 1893 'Road by the River'. He also exhibited at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge in 1883, four pen and ink drawings 'Winter Sunshine', 'The Old Tree on the Marsh', 'Late Autumn' and 'Riverside Sketches' and several other paintings. In 1901, a 44 year old barley merchant living at 45 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich with his 34 year old wife Alice, born at Bixley, Norfolk and three sons, Henry S. 12, born Woodbridge, Stanley Hugh 10 and Robert C. 9, both born at Ipswich. He died at Ipswich in 1906 and his wife Alice died at Woodbridge in 1921, aged 56.