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ID: 500044303
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500044303

 
Record Type: Person
Boulton, Matthew (English silversmith, manufacturer, and engineer, 1728-1809)

Note: Boulton went into partnership with John Fothergill in 1762; their factory was located in Soho, Birmingham. Their firm, Boulton & Fothergill, made tableware in Sheffield plate and later ormolu. The firm gained a reputation for fine craftsmanship and by 1770 they had nearly 800 employees and had mercantile contacts in virtually every town in Europe. Later in his life Boulton concentrated on his engineering enterprises. British silversmith.

Names:
Boulton, Matthew (preferred,V,index)
Matthew Boulton (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
manufacturer (preferred)
silversmith
bronzeworker
engineer
entrepreneur

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Birmingham (West Midlands, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Birmingham (West Midlands, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
partner of ....  Fothergill, John  
..................  (English silversmith and manufacturer, ca. 1700-1782) [500107939]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Boulton, Matthew (I)

Biographies:
(English silversmith, manufacturer, and engineer, 1728-1809) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British silversmith, manufacturer, 1728-1809) ..... [BHA]
(British bronzier 1728-1809) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British silversmith, 1728-1809) ..... [AVERY]
(English manufacturer, 1728-1809) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Boulton, Matthew ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
..................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..................................  Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989)
..................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
Matthew Boulton ........ [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Gallery Systems, GRLPA, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Boger, World Pottery and Porcelain (1971)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n81026727
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n81026727
....................  Oxford Companion to Decorative Arts (1985)
....................  ULAN on the Web
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
.......... ULAN on the Web
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