He m. a widow, a Mrs. Cridland , who predeceased him, as did his only child, who d. in infancy. He d. 11 March 1881 at 3 Welbeck Street , Cavendish Square , London , and was buried at Kensal Green .
Brigstocke was known mainly for his portraits of members of well-known South Wales families and of notable military figures, although he also painted historical pictures . He exhibited sixteen pictures at the Royal Academy between 1843 and 1865 , and in 1845 he was commanded to appear before queen Victoria to exhibit his portrait of General Nott .
Portraits by Brigstocke are to be found today in private hands in England and Wales and in public ownership such as the National Portrait Gallery , the Oriental Club in Hanover Square , Carmarthen Town Hall , and Llanelly Town Hall , and engravings of his works are to be found in the N.L.W. , the N.M.W. , the British Museum , and other national collections.
Megan Ellis, (1906-2001), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959