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Lewis Strange Wingfield, 1842-1891

Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 1842.02.25
Place of Birth: Powerscourt, Wicklow
Date of Death: 1891.11.17
Place of Death: 14 Montague Place, London

Identity:

Lewis Strange Wingfield was an actor, writer, surgeon and painter. He married Cecilia Emma Fitzpatrick, daughter of Lord Castletown, in 1868.

Life:

Wingfield was educated at Eton and in Bonn. Despite suffering from delicate health all his life, he became a War correspondent during the Franco-German War, and a surgeon in the Sudan, and travelled in India and China. He was a novelist, and an expert on costume, as well as a painter of genre and historical subjects.

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford.