“Pauline was the artistâ€™s wife. Her glamour and enigmatic smile caused a sensation when the portrait was first exhibited in London. The Daily Mail described it as the â€˜Mona Lisa of 1944â€™. Gunn was Britainâ€™s foremost portrait painter of his time. Amongst his sitters were two kings and three prime ministers. He painted Pauline many times.”
Hat tip to Karen L. Myers.