Charles C. Ingham

Ingham, Charles C., portrait painter, was born in Dublin in 1797. Having studied art, probably in the schools of the Royal Dublin Society, he removed to the United States in 1817, and with his brother occupied a front rank as a portrait painter. He was the founder of the National Academy, and was for many years its Vice-President. Drake says: "Besides a great number of portraits of the reigning beauties of his day in New York, his 'Flower Girl,' 'Day Dream,' and 'Portrait of a Child,' are good specimens of his style and manner." He died in New York, 10th December 1863, aged about 67.


37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.