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Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist

Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Artist associated with 268 portraits
Richard Dighton was best known for his numerous portraits of City and West End characters. Apprenticed in his father Robert Dighton's studio, he continued the production of full-length, profile etchings. He began his extensive series of City and West End characters in 1817, publishing over one hundred etchings during the next ten years. In 1828, Dighton ceased producing etchings and moved to the provinces - Cheltenham and Worcester - where he lived and worked over the next twenty years, before returning to London. He focused his attention primarily on watercolour portraits and, from 1835, lithographic portraits.

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1637

John Braham

by Richard Dighton
watercolour, 1815-1820
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1116

John Keate

by Richard Dighton
etching, circa 1815-1816
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2756

Sir James Steuart Denham, 8th Bt

by Richard Dighton
watercolour, 1836-1837
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D34288

John Beverley

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1815-1827
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D10768

James Henry Monk ('A view from Trinity Chapel, Cambridge')

by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1815-1816
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D10751

Sir Isaac Pennington ('A walk from Bridge Street to St John's Hall')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1815
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D3455

John Keate

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1816
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D31578

'A view taken in Hyde Park' (Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
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D9440

Thomas Hall ('Sell and repent')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 29 November 1817
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D2282

Arthur Trumbull Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire ('A view of Hill near Downshire')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
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D4541

Arthur Percy Upton ('Up-Town')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
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D4753

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A sketch of Westmoreland')

after Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
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D4902

'Absolute wisdom, or Queen's owl. Taken from a wood' (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
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D13220

Levi Barent Cohen or Mr Ripley

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 5 November 1817
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D13333

'A view of Holland'

probably by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
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D13557

Arthur Percy Upton

by Richard Dighton
coloured etching, published 1817
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D13338

Jones Lloyd ('A view in Lothbury')

probably by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
NPG D13338

D13359

Sir Robert Bolton ('A view from the Horse Guards')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 16 July 1817
NPG D13359

D13360

Nathan Meyer Rothschild ('A view from the Royal Exchange')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published October 1817
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