British & Continental Art

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September 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET

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Lot 2

Attributed to James Digman Wingfield (1800-1872)

Attributed to James Digman Wingfield (1800-1872)
Lot 2 Details
Attributed to James Digman Wingfield (1800-1872), British


Oil on canvas; signed "W. Wingfield" lower right
10.5 ins x 15 ins; 26.7 cms x 38.1 cms

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,700
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Attributed to James Digman Wingfield (1800-1872)
  • Attributed to James Digman Wingfield (1800-1872)
  • Attributed to James Digman Wingfield (1800-1872)

The Cooling Galleries Ltd., London & Toronto gallery label verso;
Waddington's Toronto, November 27, 2007, lot 130;
From whom purchased by W.A. Ross MacFadden, Toronto;
Estate of W.A. Ross MacFadden, Toronto


Prominent Toronto businessman, avid art connoisseur and collector, William Albert (Ross) MacFadden, often visited Waddington's auction previews. Mr. MacFadden's love of Venice led him to acquire this charming Venetian scene by Wingfield. Mr. MacFadden also appreciated the work's detailed architectural rendering, its storytelling quality and the elegant figures which were all painted with precision. The Cooling Gallery provenance and the frame in which the painting is contained are also noteworthy and add to its overall appeal. This lot became a significant addition to Mr. MacFadden's art collection, where it was admired for over a decade.


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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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