Richard Dighton - D10806 and D10807

Portraits in Profile: the Dighton Family

Richard Dighton 1796?-1880

THOMAS McLEAN RE-ISSUES

In 1824 Richard sold his plates to the publisher Thomas McLean of 26 Haymarket who then re-issued the etchings and published sets of his 'City Characters'.

The examples displayed here show the same etching but the one on the right is a McLean re-issue. He has added his own imprint consisting of his name, address and publication date. Many McLean re-issues in addition have the sitter's name inscribed but, on occasion, as here, the name ('Mr Beauvill') is mistakenly interpreted from the title which had been intended as a pun.

D10806 and D10807
'A View of Beau-ville'

Identified as Benjamin Bovill. This might possibly depict Benjamin Bovill, father of Sir William Bovill (1814-1864), or Benjamin Bovill, wine merchant of 21 Miles's Lane, Cannon Street, London

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Benjamin Bovill (

Benjamin Bovill ('A view of Beau-ville')
by and published by Richard Dighton
published 1824
NPG D10806


Benjamin Bovill (

Benjamin Bovill ('A view of Beau-ville')
by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
published 1824
NPG D10807