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Henry Fielding (1707–1754) by unknown engraver, after 1762 (after William Hogarth) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Fielding, Henry (1707–1754), author and magistrate, was born on 22 April 1707 at Sharpham Park, near Glastonbury, Somerset, the eldest of the seven children of Colonel Edmund Fielding (1680–1741), a veteran of Marlborough's wars who would rise to the rank of lieutenant-general, and ...


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Moser, Joseph (1748–1819), writer and magistrate, was born in Greek Street, Soho, London, in June 1748, the son of Hans Jacob Moser, a Swiss artist, and nephew of the enamellist George Michael Moser (1706–1783). He was instructed in enamel painting by his uncle, and exhibited at the ...