LINGWOOD, Bessie Ellen

1861 - 1927

Born at Bucklesham, near Ipswich, Suffolk in January 1861, daughter of Horace Lingwood, a manure agent, and his wife Anne née Jeckell, who married at Norwich in 1858. In 1871, a 10 year old living at Bosmere Mill, Creeting All Saints’, Suffolk with her parents, 37 year old Horace, born Battisford, Suffolk and 40 year old Anne, born Wymondham, Norfolk and two siblings including Horace Jeckell [q.v.]. Bessie studied at the Ipswich School of Science & Art and awarded a certificate for her freehand drawing and although not a member Bessie exhibited from Creeting, Needham Market, Ipswich at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1881 nine watercolours including ‘River Gems’, in 1882 eight watercolours including 'Poppies', in 1883 twelve watercolours including 'Water Mill near Needham Market', ten watercolours in 1884 which were all still life, and continued to exhibit regularly. She also exhibited at the Bury & Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1883, a watercolour 'Fruit' which won the second prize of 1 guinea. In 1900, an artist at 2 Westgate Street, Ipswich, which may have been her studio, as she continued living with her parents at Bosmere Mill until at least 1911. She died in the Woodbridge district of Suffolk in 1927, aged 66, she was unmarried.