WRINCH, John Henry

1856 - 1906

John Henry Wrinch, was born at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1856 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 but had 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. One of the promoters of the Woodbridge Fine Art Exhibition held at the Bull Hotel Assembly Room on 19 June 1889 and one of the leading exhibitors including several black & white drawings. John married at Henstead, Norfolk in 1888, Alice Stroyan and 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 Stroyan 12, born Woodbridge, Stanley Hugh 10 and Robert Cornick 9, both born at Ipswich. He died at 45 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich on 7 May 1906 and his wife Alice, was of 18 St Edmunds Road, Ipswich when she died at Corra Lynn, Bath Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk on 7 October 1921, aged 56.