Born on 10 January 1786 in Birmingham, where he first studied under Joseph Barber. In 1808 he came to London and set up as a painter of miniature portraits and as a copyist. His best-known works are the water-colour copies he made for Lodge's Portraits between 1825 and 1834. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, London 1811-34 and 1837, and intermittently at the British Institution, London 1822-42. He died in London on 1 January 1847.