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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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'My mind's made up' (Mr Mills or Mr Raikes), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D8215

'My mind's made up' (Mr Mills or Mr Raikes)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published February 1820
NPG D8215

William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire ('A view of Devonshire'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D8736

William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire ('A view of Devonshire')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published October 1820
NPG D8736

William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D8757

William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published October 1820
NPG D8757

George Byng ('Byng-Go'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D11018

George Byng ('Byng-Go')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published January 1820
NPG D11018

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13204

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1820
NPG D13204

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13321

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published January 1820
NPG D13321

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13327

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published August 1820
NPG D13327

Samuel Gurney ('They'll be done, we are obliged to thee'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13329

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

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1820
NPG D13329

Thomas Richardson ('A friend in Lombard Street'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13330

Thomas Richardson ('A friend in Lombard Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, circa 1820
NPG D13330

Sir John Hall ('Orange Boven'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13362

Sir John Hall ('Orange Boven')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published June 1820
NPG D13362

Mr Bowden ('Is camomile a drug'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13371

Mr Bowden ('Is camomile a drug')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1820
NPG D13371

Sir William Curtis, 1st Bt ('A member of the corporation'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13372

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1820
NPG D13372

George Byng ('Byng-Go'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13385

George Byng ('Byng-Go')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published January 1820
NPG D13385

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13388

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published August 1820
NPG D13388

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13510

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published January 1820
NPG D13510

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13511

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published August 1820
NPG D13511

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13512

probably Joseph Gascoigne ('An exotick at the Green House, Leadenhall Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published August 1820
NPG D13512

William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13513

William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published October 1820
NPG D13513

Mr Bowden ('Is camomile a drug'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13514

Mr Bowden ('Is camomile a drug')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1820
NPG D13514

Thomas Richardson ('A friend in Lombard Street'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13515

Thomas Richardson ('A friend in Lombard Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, circa 1820
NPG D13515

James Renant Syms ('A view from Guildhall to Cannon St.'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D10813

James Renant Syms ('A view from Guildhall to Cannon St.')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D10813

A View of Londonderry, by Richard Dighton, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D37418

A View of Londonderry

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1821 or after
NPG D37418

John Bell ('A real TB'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D10949

John Bell ('A real TB')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D10949

Anna Maria Tree ('Miss M Tree of Covent Garden Theatre'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47087

Anna Maria Tree ('Miss M Tree of Covent Garden Theatre')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, (published 16 November 1821)
NPG D47087

Anna Maria Tree ('Miss M Tree of Covent Garden Theatre'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47088

Anna Maria Tree ('Miss M Tree of Covent Garden Theatre')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, (published 16 November 1821)
NPG D47088

Mary Anne Wilson ('Miss Wilson, in Artaxerxes'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D47090

Mary Anne Wilson ('Miss Wilson, in Artaxerxes')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D47090

Mary Anne Wilson ('Miss Wilson, in Artaxerxes'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47091

Mary Anne Wilson ('Miss Wilson, in Artaxerxes')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D47091

James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife ('A Discharg'd Fife-r'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47095

James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife ('A Discharg'd Fife-r')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 25 April 1821
NPG D47095

James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife ('A Discharg'd Fife-r'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47096

James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife ('A Discharg'd Fife-r')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 25 April 1821
NPG D47096

James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife ('A Discharg'd Fife-r'), probably published by Samuel William Fores, after  Richard Dighton - NPG D47097

James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife ('A Discharg'd Fife-r')

probably published by Samuel William Fores, after Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1821
NPG D47097

William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester ('A View of Gloucester'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47098

William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester ('A View of Gloucester')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published April 1821
NPG D47098

'Pretty Peter', by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D47107

'Pretty Peter'

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 30 November 1821
NPG D47107

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A view of Westmoreland, or an impression of the Privy Seal'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D4752

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A view of Westmoreland, or an impression of the Privy Seal')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published July 1821
NPG D4752

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson ('A good soldier, but no general'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D4841

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson ('A good soldier, but no general')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 30 October 1821
NPG D4841

Mary Anne Wilson ('Miss Wilson, in Artaxerxes'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D4849

Mary Anne Wilson ('Miss Wilson, in Artaxerxes')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published 1821
NPG D4849

James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife ('A Discharg'd Fife-r'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13326

James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife ('A Discharg'd Fife-r')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 25 April 1821
NPG D13326

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh) ('A View of Londonderry'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13339

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh) ('A View of Londonderry')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 21 July 1821
NPG D13339

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13347

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D13347

Anna Maria Tree ('Miss M Tree of Covent Garden Theatre'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13352

Anna Maria Tree ('Miss M Tree of Covent Garden Theatre')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, (published 16 November 1821)
NPG D13352

Mary Anne Wilson ('Miss Wilson, in Artaxerxes'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13357

Mary Anne Wilson ('Miss Wilson, in Artaxerxes')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D13357

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson ('A good soldier, but no general'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13363

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson ('A good soldier, but no general')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 30 October 1821
NPG D13363

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh) ('A View of Londonderry'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13517

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh) ('A View of Londonderry')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 21 July 1821
NPG D13517

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A view of Westmoreland, or an impression of the Privy Seal'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13518

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A view of Westmoreland, or an impression of the Privy Seal')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published July 1821
NPG D13518

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A Privy Seal'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13519

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A Privy Seal')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published July 1821
NPG D13519

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson ('A good soldier, but no general'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13520

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson ('A good soldier, but no general')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 30 October 1821
NPG D13520

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson ('A good soldier, but no general'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13521

Sir Robert Thomas Wilson ('A good soldier, but no general')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 30 October 1821
NPG D13521

John Bell ('A real TB'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13522

John Bell ('A real TB')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published 1821
NPG D13522

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13523

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

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D13523

'Mr C Kemble as Charles Surface' (Charles Kemble), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13524

'Mr C Kemble as Charles Surface' (Charles Kemble)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D13524

James Renant Syms ('A view from Guildhall to Cannon St.'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13525

James Renant Syms ('A view from Guildhall to Cannon St.')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D13525

John Bell, by Richard Dighton - NPG D16241

John Bell

by Richard Dighton
coloured etching, 1821
NPG D16241

Unknown man, by Richard Dighton - NPG D9084

Unknown man

by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1822
NPG D9084

Unknown man, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D9082

Unknown man

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published September 1822
NPG D9082

John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland when Lord Burghersh ('A Child of Fortune'), published by Samuel William Fores, after  Richard Dighton - NPG D47082

John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland when Lord Burghersh ('A Child of Fortune')

published by Samuel William Fores, after Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 2 December 1822
NPG D47082

Charles John Gardiner, 1st Earl of Blessington ('A View of Blesinton'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D47085

Charles John Gardiner, 1st Earl of Blessington ('A View of Blesinton')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published September 1822
NPG D47085

Louis Jacques ('The Wonderful French Giant'), by Richard Dighton, published by  George Humphrey, reissued by  Sir David Wilkie - NPG D47089

Louis Jacques ('The Wonderful French Giant')

by Richard Dighton, published by George Humphrey, reissued by Sir David Wilkie
hand-coloured etching, published 15 January 1822
NPG D47089

Henry Beauchamp Lygon, 4th Earl Beauchamp ('A thin piece of Parliament'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D47100

Henry Beauchamp Lygon, 4th Earl Beauchamp ('A thin piece of Parliament')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published April 1822
NPG D47100

Mr Shaw ‘Pshaw! What are you there?’, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D47106

Mr Shaw ‘Pshaw! What are you there?’

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published September 1822
NPG D47106

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