Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Haughton, Moses (1734-1804)

HAUGHTON, MOSES, the elder (1734–1804), painter of still-life and enamel-painter, was born at Wednesbury, Staffordshire, in 1734. Brought up as an enamel-painter, he was employed in Mr. Holden's manufactory at Wednesbury. Subsequently he removed to Birmingham, where he was employed on ornamental work. At the same time he excelled in other branches of the art, and was especially noted as a painter of still-life. He occasionally exhibited works at the Royal Academy from 1788 to 1804. Haughton was of a quiet and retiring disposition, and was not much known out of Birmingham. He resided for many years at Ashted, near Birmingham, and died on 24 Dec. 1804, aged 70. He was buried at Wednesbury, and a monument was erected to his memory in St. Philip's Church at Birmingham. He had a son, Matthew Haughton, who practised as an engraver.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Bryan's Dict. of Painters, ed. Graves; Gent. Mag. 1804 new ser. p. 1250, 1810 p. 415; Graves's Dict. of Artists, 1760–1880.]

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