WINGFIELD, James Dignam

1812 - 1872

James Dignam Wingfield

As James Dignam (sometimes given as Dignum or Digman) Wingfield, he 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. As James Dignam Wingfield he married at March, Cambridgeshire on 27 December 1836, Elizabeth Booth (1815-26 October 1892) and in 1841 they were living at Red Lion Court, St Sepulchre, City of London. In 1851, James was 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 Frances 4 and Sidney Francis 1, all born in Chelsea. A painter who is mainly known for historical subjects, but also painted landscapes, portraits and interiors. 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 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'. As James Dignam Wingfield, he died at 40 Christchurch Street, Chelsea on 14 April 1872, aged 59 with probate being granted to his wife Elizabeth and their son Hubert Wingfield, his works were sold by Christie's in July the following year. As James Dignum Wingfield he was buried in Brompton Cemetery on 20 April 1872. I have found that only in the art world is he known as James Digman.

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