Joan Brull can be considered a Symbolist painter due to his work on women and water nymphs. He studied at the Llotja. Brull painted many portraits, some with a hint of ethereal atmospheres and others with a more realistic feel, such as the one shown here. Brull was very much linked to Tossa, as his wife was born in the town. The pieces by Joan Brull are part of the collection belonging to Dr. Ignasi Melé.