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Richard Dighton

(1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist

Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Artist associated with 313 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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Charles or Hugh Grant, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D8722

Charles or Hugh Grant

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published April 1818
NPG D8722

Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake ('A view of a lake'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13336

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

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published May 1818
NPG D13336

Sir Murray Maxwell, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13340

Sir Murray Maxwell

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, circa 1818
NPG D13340

Thomas Raikes ('One of the rake's of London'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13344

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 D13344

William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton ('A good whip'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13348

William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton ('A good whip')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1818
NPG D13348

Robert Waithman, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13353

Robert Waithman

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published July 1818
NPG D13353

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13354

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published August 1818
NPG D13354

Samuel Samuel ('A great man on change'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13367

Samuel Samuel ('A great man on change')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published January 1818
NPG D13367

Mr Hilbers ('Very like a whale'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13368

Mr Hilbers ('Very like a whale')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published February 1818
NPG D13368

'A contract' (Mr Damington; Mr Tremloe), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13369

'A contract' (Mr Damington; Mr Tremloe)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1818
NPG D13369

Mr Hilbers ('Very like a whale'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13497

Mr Hilbers ('Very like a whale')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published February 1818
NPG D13497

Mr Hilbers ('Very like a whale'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13498

Mr Hilbers ('Very like a whale')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published February 1818
NPG D13498

Thomas Raikes ('One of the rake's of London'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13499

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 D13499

Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake ('A view of a lake'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13500

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published May 1818
NPG D13500

Robert Waithman, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13501

Robert Waithman

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
NPG D13501

Robert Waithman, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13502

Robert Waithman

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
NPG D13502

'A contract' (Mr Damington; Mr Tremloe), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13503

'A contract' (Mr Damington; Mr Tremloe)

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1818
NPG D13503

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13507

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published August 1818
NPG D13507

Edmund Kean, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D16012

Edmund Kean

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1818
NPG D16012

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby ('A view from St James's Street'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D19047

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 D19047

Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford ('A View of Yarmouth'), by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D19967

Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford ('A View of Yarmouth')

by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, 1818
NPG D19967

Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake ('A view of a lake'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13391

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

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published May 1818
NPG D13391

Robert Waithman, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13398

Robert Waithman

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
NPG D13398

John Liston as Lubin Log in 'Love Law & Physic', by Richard Dighton, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D34474

John Liston as Lubin Log in 'Love Law & Physic'

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, August 1819
NPG D34474

George Lamb, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D37134

George Lamb

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1819
NPG D37134

Colonel Hylton Jolliffe ('The hero of the chase'), by Richard Dighton, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D42342

Colonel Hylton Jolliffe ('The hero of the chase')

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published May 1819
NPG D42342

Sir James Shaw ('A worthy alderman of London'), by Richard Dighton, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46109

Sir James Shaw ('A worthy alderman of London')

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, 1819; published 1824
NPG D46109

George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll ('A view of Argyle'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46395

George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll ('A view of Argyle')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published May 1819
NPG D46395

John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford ('Mr Hobhouse'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47103

John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford ('Mr Hobhouse')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1819
NPG D47103

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D4720

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published August 1819
NPG D4720

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D4721

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published August 1818
NPG D4721

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D4722

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published August 1819
NPG D4722

George Lamb, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D7732

George Lamb

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1819
NPG D7732

Sir Henry Frederick Cooke ('Kangkook'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D8290

Sir Henry Frederick Cooke ('Kangkook')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published December 1819
NPG D8290

Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt ('A view in the Justice Room, Guildhall'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D8793

Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt ('A view in the Justice Room, Guildhall')

by and published by Richard Dighton
etching, published 1819
NPG D8793

Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt ('A view in the Justice Room, Guildhall'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D8794

Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt ('A view in the Justice Room, Guildhall')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1819 (1824)
NPG D8794

William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley ('Going to White's'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13315

William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley ('Going to White's')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published January 1819
NPG D13315

George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll ('A view of Argyle'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13316

George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll ('A view of Argyle')

by and published by Richard Dighton
etching, published May 1819
NPG D13316

Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt ('A view in the Justice Room, Guildhall'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13318

Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt ('A view in the Justice Room, Guildhall')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1819
NPG D13318

John Liston ('Mr Liston, in love law & physic'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13337

John Liston ('Mr Liston, in love law & physic')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published August 1819
NPG D13337

Sir Henry Frederick Cooke ('Kangkook'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13361

Sir Henry Frederick Cooke ('Kangkook')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published December 1819
NPG D13361

Sir James Shaw ('A worthy alderman of London'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13370

Sir James Shaw ('A worthy alderman of London')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published October 1819
NPG D13370

Edward Hughes Ball Hughes ('The golden ball'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13389

Edward Hughes Ball Hughes ('The golden ball')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published May 1819
NPG D13389

Colonel Hylton Jolliffe ('The hero of the chase'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13390

Colonel Hylton Jolliffe ('The hero of the chase')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published May 1819
NPG D13390

William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley ('Going to White's'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13504

William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley ('Going to White's')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published January 1819
NPG D13504

George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll ('A view of Argyle'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13505

George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll ('A view of Argyle')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published May 1819
NPG D13505

Colonel Hylton Jolliffe ('The hero of the chase'), published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13506

Colonel Hylton Jolliffe ('The hero of the chase')

published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published May 1819
NPG D13506

Sir James Shaw ('A worthy alderman of London'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13508

Sir James Shaw ('A worthy alderman of London')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published October 1819
NPG D13508

Mirza Abdul Hassan Khan Ilci ('His Excellency the Persian Ambassador'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13698

Mirza Abdul Hassan Khan Ilci ('His Excellency the Persian Ambassador')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published May 1819
NPG D13698

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D32400

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, 1820
NPG D32400

Samuel Gurney ('They'll be done, we are obliged to thee'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D32607

Samuel Gurney ('They'll be done, we are obliged to thee')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1820
NPG D32607

Sir John Hall ('Orange Boven'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D9441

Sir John Hall ('Orange Boven')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published June 1820
NPG D9441

Sir John Hall ('Orange Boven'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D9442

Sir John Hall ('Orange Boven')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published June 1820
NPG D9442

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D10809

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by and published by Richard Dighton
etching, published 1820
NPG D10809

possibly Lord George Seymour Conway, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D47101

possibly Lord George Seymour Conway

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1820
NPG D47101

Sir William Curtis, 1st Bt ('A member of the corporation'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D4516

Sir William Curtis, 1st Bt ('A member of the corporation')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1820 (1824)
NPG D4516

'A big-wig' (Sir George Wombwell, 3rd Bt), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D4898

'A big-wig' (Sir George Wombwell, 3rd Bt)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 26 July 1820
NPG D4898

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