Winifred Austen (1876 -1964)
image 11cm x 14cm (sheet size 15cm x 19.5cm)
signed in pencil Winifred Austen lower right and titled Field Mouse lower left
Winifred Maria Louise Austen (1876 – 1964) was an English illustrator, painter, etcher and aquatint engraver. Born in Ramsgate, Kent, in 1876, her parents were Josiah Austin, a Cornish naval surgeon, and Fanny (née Mann) Austin. She was a student of Mrs. Jopling-Rowe and Mr. C. E. Swan. Austen was a member of the Society of Women Artists, London. Her favorite subjects were wild animals, and she was successful in the illustration of books.