LOMAX, John Chadwick

1853 - 1916

John Chadwick Lomax, was born at Kensington, London on 22 September 1853, son of Thomas Lomax (1825-28 April 1906), a barrister, and his wife Ann née Chadwick (1826-17 February 1905), 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, an 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', 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, Lancashire and two of his siblings, Alice Elizabeth (1858-1936) and Charles Henry (1851-1933) and Charles's wife Beatrice and their daughter, 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 Bulkeley-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 was of Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge when he died at 26 Basil Street, Kensington, London on 11 December 1916, aged 63 and his wife died at Folkestone on 24 January 1962, aged 91. His son Cecil married Hon. Elizabeth Margaret Brand, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Hampden and daughter Pamela married Sir Robert Alexander Abercrombie, 9th Bart. of Birkenbog. Some of his paintings are conflated with John Chadwick 1857-1923.

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