Portrait of William Horton, Stafford

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail. If using a mouse click on the image to toggle zoom.
When in zoom mode use + or - keys to adjust level of image zoom.

Date:1803 - 1804 (c.)

Description:William Horton (1750 - 1832) was born in Stafford and was one of the first to manufacture shoes on a large scale, employing over 1,000 workers.

His home was Chetwynd House on Greengate (now the main Post Office) and his workshops and warehouse were situated at the rear of the house.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (playwright, and M.P. for Stafford, 1780 - 1807) was a friend of Horton's and often stayed with him at Chetwynd House.

This oil painting was probably painted at about the time of Horton's Mayoralty.

The painting is attributed to John Westbrooke Chandler (1750-1807). Height - 735mm; width - 600mm.

View Location


Link to this resource

Ordering:Click the button to add the item to your basket. Follow the link for further information on ordering.

Creators: Mr J.W. Chandler - Creator

Donor ref:G94.137.0001 (83/15496)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service - Art Collection

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.