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Biography for Moses Haughton

Also known as:Occasionally spelt 'Horton'
Born:1734 - Wednesbury, West Midlands, England
Died:1804 - Ashted, near Birmingham, England


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Moses Haughton worked as a decorator of papier mâché goods, enamels and japanned ware at Henry Clay's factory in Birmingham. He designed and engraved illustrations for Pearson and Rollason's quarto Bible, which was published in Birmingham towards the end of the 18th century. He exhibited thirteen portraits, paintings of dead game and subject pictures at the Royal Academy between 1788 and 1804. He is commemorated in a mural monument in St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham. Wednesbury Art Gallery holds some of his works.

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