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George Michael Moser (1704-1783), Enamel painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
A renowned artist and enameller of the eighteenth century. Born in Switzerland, he moved to London in 1726 and trained as a coppersmith. During the 1740s, he became established as the finest gold-chaser of his generation and a prominent member of the artistic community. From the 1750s onwards he also painted in enamel, and his work is particularly associated with watches by Thomas Mudge, George Graham, William Webster, and the firm of Ellicott. He was selected as one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768 and became the academy's first keeper. As a teacher at the Royal Academy and the St Martin's Lane Academy, he taught many notable artists including William Blake.

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1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
NPG 1437

1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304