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Griffith, Moses

AKA: my Servant-painter, my artist , Mr Griffyth , Gryfith , Mr. Gryfyth

Title: Mr

Notes: Moses Griffith (1747–1819) watercolour painter and engraver, born in Caernarvonshire. He was employed as member of the household by Thomas Pennant from 1769 and continued to receive patronage from the Pennant family even after the death of Thomas Pennant. He accompanied Pennant on his 1772 Scottish tour, his illustrations published in A tour in Scotland and voyage to the Hebrides in 1774, and was also the illustrator for his Welsh tours. Moses Griffith married Margaret Jones on 9 January 1781, and they had two children, Moses and Margaret. ODNB; and for blogs on Curious Travellers, see here [external link]; and here [external link].

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