LINGWOOD, Edward Thomas

1859 - 1924

Edward Thomas Lingwood, was born at Barking, near Ipswich and baptised at Barking St Mary Church on 20 April 1859, eldest son of Henry Lingwood (1831-7 February 1906), miller & farmer, and his wife Elizabeth Anne née Roberts (c1829-24 February 1900), who married at Martlesham, Suffolk in 1854. In 1861, a 2 year old, living at The Mill House, Barking with his parents, 31 year old Henry, born Battisford, Suffolk and 30 year old Elizabeth, born Martlesham and Edward's sisters, Annie Kate 6 and newly born Ellen, Henry was the uncle of Bessie Ellen Lingwood [q.v.]. Edward was educated at Woodbridge Grammar School and studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London where in 1881, a 22 year old ‘artist painting’, lodging at 9 Robert Street, Chelsea, the home of John Smith and his wife. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1878-1896 and exhibited from Barking in 1881, seven paintings including ‘The Plantation Gate’, in 1882 five paintings including 'A Summer's Morning', in 1883 six paintings including 'Evening at Iken Cliff', in 1884 he did not exhibit but in 1885 had seven pictures on show including 'A Monk's Chattels' and continued to exhibit regularly. His oil 'On the Moor-Westleton Mill in the Background' was shown at the club centenary exhibition in 1974 and he also exhibited, from The Chestnuts, Needham Market, at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the Assembly Rooms, Woodbridge in April 1887, an oil 'A Summer Holiday'and in 1889 at the Woodbridge Fine Art Exhibition at the Assembly Room at the Bull Hotel, Woodbridge oil paintings 'Autumn Morning', 'The Dairy Farm' and 'Golden Spring'. He married at St Mary's Church, Maldon, Essex on 24 April 1889, Alice Mary Hunt [Lingwood q.v.] and in 1891, a 37 year old artist together with his 43 year old wife Alice, were boarding at Bellair Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall, the home of the Uren family. In 1892, an artist at Arcade Studio, Arcade Street, Ipswich with son, Edward St Hilary, who was born at Ipswich in 1892 (and who was killed in action on 3 May 1917), after which they moved to The Ferns, Dunwich, Suffolk where two further sons were born 1895-1898. In 1901, a landcape artist, living at Barnes Arms Inn, Dunwich Village with his wife and three sons Edward 8, with Percival 5 and Nevill 3, both born at Ipswich. Edward also exhibited at the Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; Royal Academy; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1884-1907 from Needham Market 1884, Dunwich 1894, Westleton 1906. He was illustrator for the 'Prehistoric Society of East Anglia' and was also a field worker and excavator. In 1911, he and his wife were living at Farm Cottage Orchard, East Grinstead, Sussex. He died back at The Studio, Westleton, Suffolk on 25 May 1924, aged 65 and buried at Westleton and his wife, who died at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex on 22 July 1941, was also buried at Westleton.

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