Arthur Ditchfield (Biographical details)

Arthur Ditchfield (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1842 - 1888)

Also known as

Ditchfield, Arthur

Biography

Collector and semi-amateur painter in oil and watercolour and engraver; studied at Leigh's Academy and from 1861 at the R.A. Schools. Travelled through England and Wales as well as France, Italy, Spain, Algier and Egypt from where many of his subjects are taken. Exhibited from 1864 to 1886 in London at the British Insitute, Royal Academy, Society of British artists, and Dudley Gallery, and in Glasgow. According to Binyon the British Museum holds a complete set of his etchings and 11 drawings (1889,0608.671 to 776). More examples of his work at the V&A. Ditchfield bequeathed to the BM his large collection of etchings by Charles Emile Jacque and other contemporaries (1889,0608.2 to 670). See Colvin's report 29 November 1888.

Bibliography

Binyon, 'Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin working in Great Brtian, preserved in the Department of Prints Drawings in the British Museum', 4 vols., 1898-1907.
Mallalieu, 'Dictionary of British Watercolour Artits up to 1920, 2nd ed. 1986.
Saur, 'Allgemeines Kuenstlerlexikon' vol. 28, 2001.
Contemporary reviews of his exhibitions in the Gentleman's Magazine.