19th Century Moses Haughton the Younger Portrait of a Lady Dated 1845 Howl Family Interest - image 1 of 9

This wonderful pencil and watercolor side profile portrait of a young lady dates to the year 1845. The painting is by the British artist Moses Haughton the Younger (b 1773 – d 1849). Moses Haughton the Younger was born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1808-1848. Moses was the nephew of the artist Moses Haughton the elder (b 1735 – d 1804) and was a cousin of the painter and engraver Matthew Haughton (b 1766 – d 1821).

Moses Haughton the Younger (b 1773 – d 1849) was an artist and engraver who specialized in portraits. For many years he lived at 5 Percy Street, Bedford Square, London.

This wonderful watercolour portrait features a female sitter in profile view. The quality of the painting is absolutely excellent. The artist was clearly an experience and talented gentleman. The painting is on Watman watermarked watercolour paper and is housed behind glass in its original gilt frame. The frame has never been opened and is complete with its original backing board and label reading 'Charles E. Luton, Picture Frame Maker and Dealer in Works of Art, 214, Broad Street, Birmingham.' Luton likely retailed the painting in his showroom during the last quarter of the 19th century.

The original ink inscription to the backing board reads ‘Mrs Jonathan Howl, née Sarah Aston 1845. Moses Haughton Fecit.’

The sitter is Sarah Howl, née Aston (b abt. 1816). Sarah was baptised in Tipton, St Martin, Staffordshire, England and was the daughter of the landed proprietor Edward Aston (b abt. 1787 – d 1853) and Sarah Birch, née Aston (b abt. 1789 – d 1865). Edward was a maltster and coal master of Tipton. The Aston family goes back a long way in the town of Tipton.
In 1843 Sarah (b abt. 1816 – d 1905) married Jonathan Edwards Howl (b abt. 1816 – d 1873) in St. Martin, Tipton, Staffordshire, England. Jonathan Howl was a wealthy gentleman; he was a Tipton based coal master and brick works owner. Sarah and Jonathan Edwards Howl lived with their large family at Quarries House, Clarence Street, The Quarries, Upper Gornal, Staffordshire. Following Jonathan’s death in 1873, Sarah would continue living in Clarence Street with the children up until her death. Sarah was an annuitant. Their son, Edmund Howl (b 1848 – d 1934) became the head of the household, he was chairman of the Tipton based engineering firm Lee, Howl and Co.

This is a fascinating painting by a sought after artist. Please see our collection of 18th and 19th century art and antiques listed separately in our store.

Measuring: Frame width 8.5 inch (21.5 cm) by height 11 inch (28 cm). Aperture width 7.25 inch (18 cm) by height 9.75 inch (24.5 cm).

Condition: The watercolor is in good condition with some minor foxing and darkening to the top of the paper. The watermark is partially visible. The frame is in good condition with some minor surface wear and a few minor chips to the Gesso, one tiny area of gilt touch up to a small patch on the bottom section of the frame.

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