WINGFIELD, James Dignam

1812 - 1872

James Dignam Wingfield

James Dignam (sometimes Digman) Wingfield was born at Westminster, London on 20 October and baptised at St James' Westminster on 19 November 1812, son of Francis Wingfield and his wife Susanna née Wilds, who married at St Mary's Marylebone, London on 21 November 1808. He married at March, Cambridgeshire on 28 December 1836, Elizabeth Booth and in 1841 they were living at Red Lion Court, St Sepulchre, City of London. In 1851, a 38 year old artist, living at 7 Elizabeth Terrace, Chelsea with his 35 year old wife Elizabeth and children Walter 9, born March, Cambridgeshire, Herbert 7, Emma 3 and Alfred 1, all born at Chelsea and in 1861, a 48 year old 'artist painter', still at 7 Elizabeth Street, with his wife Elizabeth, and their children Emma 14, Alfred 11, Edwin 9, Renay 7, Maria F. 4 and Sidney F. 1, all born in Chelsea. A painter who is mainly known for historical subjects, as well as for landscapes, portraits and interiors, and an associate of the Royal Academy, where he exhibited more than 38 works, including portraits 1835-1872, also 94 works at the British Institution and 41 at Suffolk Street-later the Royal Society of British Artists. Wingfield also exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850, six works, 'Peasant of Cabara', 'Young Kitty', 'A Garden Scene, Hampton Court', 'A Garden Scene', 'Interior of Haddon Hall' and 'Italian Peasant Girl'. He died at Chelsea early in 1872, aged 59 with probate being granted to his wife Elizabeth, his works were sold by Christie's in July the following year.

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