'A hero of the turf & his agent' (Frank Buckle; Henry Francis Mellish)

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'A hero of the turf & his agent' (Frank Buckle; Henry Francis Mellish), by and published by Robert Dighton, published 1806 - NPG D13306 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'A hero of the turf & his agent' (Frank Buckle; Henry Francis Mellish)

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1806
10 7/8 in. x 8 in. (277 mm x 202 mm) plate size; 12 3/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (315 mm x 260 mm) paper size
acquired Unknown source, 1895
Reference Collection
NPG D13306


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Sittersback to top

Artistback to top

  • Robert Dighton (1751-1814), Portrait painter, caricaturist and actor. Artist associated with 271 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D8598: 'A hero of the turf & his agent' (Frank Buckle; Henry Francis Mellish) (impression from same plate as)
  • NPG D13422: 'A hero of the turf & his agent' (Frank Buckle; Henry Francis Mellish) (impression from same plate as)

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Huntington-Whiteley, James, The Book of British Sporting Heroes, 1998 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 16 October 1998 to 24 January 1999), p. 55