Lancaster, Lancs.; furniture painter (fl.1799–1815)
Listed in the Gillows’ Archive between 1802-04. Charged 3s 6d for painting a single ‘Feather top rail’ chair, painting the ‘Ellis Pattern’ chair 4s. and the ‘Denison Pattern’ chair 4s 6d; all designed in 1802. He may have had his own shop. In 1808 J and G(eorge) Hutton were paid to paint the tiny numbers on each specimen wood of a workbox which corresponded to the printed list. He had died by 1817-18 when his son Richard Hutton, also a painter, became a Lancaster freeman.
Sources: DEFM; Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840 (2008), II, p. 250; Bowett, ‘A Specimen Wood Workbox of 1808 by Gillows’, Regional Furniture (2011); Boram, ‘Makers of 'Dy'd, Fancy and Japan'd' Chairs’, Regional Furniture (2010); Boram, ‘The Innovative Development of Light Chairs’, Regional Furniture (2012).