FRANCIS SYDNEY MUSHCAMP
Born in Hull in 1851, Mushcamp moved to London at an early age. As a young artist he soon became influenced by the neo-classical movement, led by Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. He is best known for his scenes of Classical, Elizabethan and Baroque life. Between 1970 and 1903, he exhibited frequently around the UK, including at the Royal Academy in London, the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham and at Manchester City Gallery.