Francis Sydney Muschamp, RBA (1851-1929)
Francis Sydney Muschamp was a painter of genre, history and mythology, being best known for his scenes of Classical, Elizabethan and Baroque life and literature. His Classical works have been compared to those of Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
Francis Sydney Muschamp was born in Hull, the son of the landscape painter, Francis Muschamp (active 1865-1881). The family was living at 58 College Place, Camden Town, London, by 1865, the year in which Muschamp Snr began to exhibit at the Royal Society of British Artists. Three years later, they moved to 124 Gloucester Road, Regent’s Park, and Muschamp Jnr began to exhibit at the Royal Society of British Artists from that address in 1870. In 1876, the family moved again, to 52 Fitzroy Road, Primrose Hill.
Muschamp Jnr exhibited oils at the RBA (from 1870), the Royal Academy (1884-1903), the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils, and also in Birmingham. He was elected a member of the RBA in 1893, by which time he was living at 18 Goldhurst Terrace, South Hampstead.
He was living at Marcus Stone House, 6 Earl’s Court Square, SW5, at the time of his death.