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Richard Dighton

(1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist

Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Artist associated with 312 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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John Keate, by Richard Dighton - NPG 1116

John Keate

by Richard Dighton
etching, circa 1815-1816
NPG 1116

John Beverley, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D34288

John Beverley

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1815-1827
NPG D34288

Sir Isaac Pennington ('A walk from Bridge Street to St John's Hall'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG 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
NPG D10751

John Keate ('A View taken at Eaton'), by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47086

John Keate ('A View taken at Eaton')

by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, circa 1816
NPG D47086

'The Litany', by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D47105

'The Litany'

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published January 1816
NPG D47105

John Keate, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D3455

John Keate

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1816
NPG D3455

'A view taken in Hyde Park' (Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D31578

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D31578

Thomas Hall ('Sell and repent'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D9440

Thomas Hall ('Sell and repent')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 29 November 1817
NPG D9440

Jones Lloyd ('A view in Lothbury'), probably by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47093

Jones Lloyd ('A view in Lothbury')

probably by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
NPG D47093

'A view of Holland', probably by Richard Dighton - NPG D47104

'A view of Holland'

probably by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
NPG D47104

Arthur Moyses William Hill, 2nd Baron Sandys ('A view of Hill near Downshire'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D2282

Arthur Moyses William Hill, 2nd Baron Sandys ('A view of Hill near Downshire')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D2282

Arthur Percy Upton ('Up-Town'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D4541

Arthur Percy Upton ('Up-Town')

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

Arthur Trumbull Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire ('A view of Hill near Downshire'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D8743

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
NPG D8743

Levi Barent Cohen or Mr Ripley, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13220

Levi Barent Cohen or Mr Ripley

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 5 November 1817
NPG D13220

'A view of Holland', probably by Richard Dighton - NPG D13333

'A view of Holland'

probably by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
NPG D13333

Arthur Percy Upton, by Richard Dighton - NPG D13557

Arthur Percy Upton

by Richard Dighton
coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D13557

Jones Lloyd ('A view in Lothbury'), probably by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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

Sir Robert Bolton ('A view from the Horse Guards'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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

Nathan Meyer Rothschild ('A view from the Royal Exchange'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13360

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

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published October 1817
NPG D13360

Lee La Chamette ('A view from the Royal Exchange'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13365

Lee La Chamette ('A view from the Royal Exchange')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published October 1817
NPG D13365

Levi Barent Cohen or Mr Ripley, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13366

Levi Barent Cohen or Mr Ripley

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 5 November 1817
NPG D13366

Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort ('A view taken in Hyde Park'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13384

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D13384

Sir Robert Bolton ('A view from the Horse Guards'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13490

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 D13490

Lee La Chamette ('A view from the Royal Exchange'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13491

Lee La Chamette ('A view from the Royal Exchange')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published October 1817
NPG D13491

Nathan Meyer Rothschild ('A view from the Royal Exchange'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13492

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published October 1817
NPG D13492

Nathan Meyer Rothschild ('A view from the Royal Exchange'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13493

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published October 1817
NPG D13493

'A view taken in Hyde Park' (Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13494

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D13494

Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort ('A view taken in Hyde Park'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13495

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

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D13495

Arthur Percy Upton ('Up-Town'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13496

Arthur Percy Upton ('Up-Town')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D13496

Arthur Percy Upton ('Up-Town'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13397

Arthur Percy Upton ('Up-Town')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D13397

Princess Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, Duchess of Cambridge ('An illustrious consort'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D9259

Princess Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, Duchess of Cambridge ('An illustrious consort')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
NPG D9259

Princess Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, Duchess of Cambridge ('An illustrious consort'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D9260

Princess Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, Duchess of Cambridge ('An illustrious consort')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
NPG D9260

'A contract' (Mr Damington; Mr Tremloe), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D34673

'A contract' (Mr Damington; Mr Tremloe)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1818
NPG D34673

'A contract' (Mr Damington; Mr Tremloe), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D10811

'A contract' (Mr Damington; Mr Tremloe)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1818
NPG D10811

Sir Murray Maxwell, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47083

Sir Murray Maxwell

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, circa 1818
NPG D47083

Edmund Kean ('Mr. Kean as Lucius Junius, in Brutus'), by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47084

Edmund Kean ('Mr. Kean as Lucius Junius, in Brutus')

by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
nand-coloured etching, (1818)
NPG D47084

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby ('A view from St James's Street'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47094

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby ('A view from St James's Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, May 1818
NPG D47094

Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Bt, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D47099

Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Bt

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published June 1818
NPG D47099

Thomas Raikes ('One of the rake's of London'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47102

Thomas Raikes ('One of the rake's of London')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published March 1818
NPG D47102

Sir Murray Maxwell, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48206

Sir Murray Maxwell

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, circa 1818
NPG D48206

William Farren ('Mr William Farren as Sir Peter Teazle'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D2327

William Farren ('Mr William Farren as Sir Peter Teazle')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1818
NPG D2327

'Mr William Farren as Sir Peter Teazle' (William Farren), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D2328

'Mr William Farren as Sir Peter Teazle' (William Farren)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1818
NPG D2328

Mr Hale, by Richard Dighton - NPG D4542

Mr Hale

by Richard Dighton
etching, published 1818
NPG D4542

Robert Waithman, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D4580

Robert Waithman

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
NPG D4580

Robert Waithman, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D4581

Robert Waithman

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
NPG D4581

Thomas Raikes ('One of the rake's of London'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D7778

Thomas Raikes ('One of the rake's of London')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published March 1818
NPG D7778

Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake ('A view of a lake'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D8556

Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake ('A view of a lake')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published May 1818
NPG D8556

Charles or Hugh Grant, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D8697

Charles or Hugh Grant

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published April 1818
NPG D8697

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