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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners'), by and published by Richard Dighton, published 1821 - NPG D13347 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
12 1/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (309 mm x 174 mm) plate size; 13 3/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (348 mm x 234 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D13347


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  • Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 308 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.

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  • NPG D8555: Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners') (from same plate)
  • NPG D13523: Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners') (from same plate)

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