LOMAX, John Chadwick

1853 - 1916

Born at Kensington, London on 22 September 1853, son of Thomas Lomax, a barrister, and his wife Ann née Chadwick, who married at Kensington in 1853. In 1861 the family lived at 15 Clarendon Road, St Mary Abbots, Kensington but by 1871 they had taken Grove Park, Yoxford, Suffolk when John was an undergraduate at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. In 1881 the family were still at Yoxford but John was not present but was of Yoxford when a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1884-1916, exhibiting six pictures in 1884 and oil 'Brook Street, Yoxford', and watercolours 'Venice from San Georges', 'Port Vecchio, Florence', 'Small Canal, Venice', 'The Village Shop', and 'Venice from the Boat Yards' and in 1885 he had on show two watercolours 'A Winter City' and 'High Street, Capri and was a regular exhibitor'. In 1891 a 37 year old landscape painter living at Grove Park with his parents, 65 year old Thomas and 64 year old Ann, both born at Rochdale and three of his siblings and they retained eight indoor servants. Landscape painter who exhibited at Manchester City Art Gallery, New Gallery and the Royal Academy 1889-1896 from London in 1889 and from Yoxford in 1891, when he showed three scenes of Venice. He married at St George’s Hanover Square, London in 1897, Hester St Clair B Johnson and in 1901, a 47 year old ‘living on own means’ at Drinkstone House, Drinkstone Green, Suffolk with his 31 year old wife Hester, born China and their 2 year old son Cecil, born Knightsbridge, London and retained six indoor staff. In 1911, John and his wife were visitors to his brother, Charles Henry Lomax, a barrister, at his former parents' home at Grove Park, Yoxford. The family built in 1910, Sutton House, now called Tranmer House, designed by John Shewell Corder [q.v.], at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, which he sold to Frank Pretty [q.v.] and is now famous for the discovery of the Sutton Hoo Treasure in 1939. Lomax died at Kensington, London on 11 December 1916, aged 63 and his wife died at Folkestone in 1962, aged 91. His son Cecil married Hon. Elizabeth Margaret Brand, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Hampden and daughter Pamela married Sir Robert Alexander Abercromby, 9th Bt. of Birkenbog. Some of his paintings are conflated with John Chadwick 1857-1923.






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