WINGFIELD, James Dignam

1812 - 1872

James Dignam Wingfield

James Dignam (sometimes given as Dignum or Digman) Wingfield was born at Westminster, London on 20 October 1812 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 was he known as James Digman.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 14 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, London
1835 754 Portrait of a Lady
from 41 Howland Street, Fitzroy Square
1841 296 Une Paysanne Flamande
1842 1235 William III's Private Room, Hampton Court Palace - architectural
from 46 Cirencester Place, Fitzroy Square
1843 313 Jennie Deans
         539 Pont D'Ai, Val d'Aoste
from 2 Elizabeth Terrace, Christchurch, Chelsea
1844 1090 Part of the Palace, Hampton Court-olden time - architectural
1845 75 Autumn
1846 143 The Palace Garden-Time of Queen Anne
         281 Lesbia
1847 337 Garden Scene
         598 Summer Recreation
1848 96 Evening
1849 348 Garden Scene
1850 234 The Cavalier's Song, on the terrace, Haddon Hall
         280 Garden Scene-olden times
1852 334 An Autumn Day
1853 578 A Summer's Day
1854 161 A Day out of Town
         303 A Corner of the Studio
1855 659 Interior-North Wales
         683 Summer Hill-time of Charles II
from 29 Clipstone Street, Fitzroy Square
1857 449 The Rehearsal: The Garden, Evaston, Derbyshire
         558 Art Treasures
1858 941 Reading the News Letter of the 17th Century
         1090 The Terrace
1859 350 Sunny Hours
         623 Garden Scene
         909 The Garden Terrace - drawing
         911 A Woodland Scene, near Ombersley, Worcestershire - drawing
1860 393 The Court, in 1640
1861 240 The Court of Charles II
1862 256 Happy Hours
         673 A Lesson from Life
1863 580 For our Defence
from 40 Christ Church Street, Chelsea
1870 509 The Banqueting Hall of the Worshipful Company of Ironmonger
1871 904 The Bank Parlour
1872 59 The Old British Institution

Works by This Artist