1855 - 1917

Sydney Mannooch, was born at St Pancras, London on 13 February 1855 and baptised at the Old Church St Pancras on 4 November 1857, youngest son of Edward Mannooch (1813-19 October 1883), a builder's decorator, and his wife Sarah née Terry (1818-31 October 1905), who married at St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent on 20 December 1838. Educated at Grove House School, Grove Road, Folkestone, Kent. He married at Marylebone Parish Church, London on 5 June 1879, Florence May Davidson (1858-20 April 1913), youngest daughter of Charles Davidson of Burnewhall, Penzance. A partner, together with Charles Henry Mannooch and three others, in a painting and decorating firm of Clarke and Mannooch at 6 Great Castle Street, London but on 31 December 1890, the two Mannooch's left the partnership. In 1891, a 36 year old retired decorator, living at 137 King Henry's Road, Hampstead with his 32 year old wife Florence and their 5 year old daughter Gladwys, they had staying with them Florence's 36 year old spinster sister, Ellen Davidson but in Kelly's Directory of 1892 Sydney is recorded at Earl Soham, Suffolk. He then seems to have taken to painting in watercolour and in 1901, a 46 year old artist (painter in watercolour), of 4 Rutland House Block, Greencroft Gardens, Hampstead with his wife, daughter and sister-in-law. By 1911, 'an artist in water colours and private means', they had moved to 2 Park Crescent, Falmouth, Cornwall with his 65 year old sister-in-law Elizabeth Kate Davidson and from where he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1911 'Waiting for the Tide' and in 1912 'Cornfield, Eventide'. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1892-1915, exhibiting from The Rookery, Earl Soham, Suffolk in 1891 two watercolours, 'At Earl Soham, Suffolk' and 'Old Bridge near Godalming', and in 1893 six watercolours 'An Old Surrey Farmhouse', 'Earl Soham', 'Rectory Drift, Kettleburgh', 'The Dial Farm', 'Farmyard, Earl Soham' and 'Old Farm House, Dennington'. In 1896 he was exhibiting from 2 St Margaret's Square, Regents Park, London ten watercolours including 'Falmouth from Flushing', 'Padstow, Cornwall', 'Old Garden House Inn, Rickinghall', 'The Coast of Banff', 'A Bit of the River, Wisbeach', 'Portsoy, Scotland' and 'A Suffolk Lane', and in 1899 from 30 Greencroft Gardens, New Road, London from where he continued to exhibit at Ipswich until the First World War. Sydney also exhibited at the London Salon eighteen times, Royal Academy five times and the Royal Institute six times. His wife died at Falmouth in 1913, aged 54 and Sydney died at Woodville, Kimberley Park, Falmouth, Cornwall on 7 June 1917, aged 62.

Works by This Artist