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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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Frederick VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg ('An illustrious visiter [visitor] from Hombourg')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published March 1818
NPG D13702

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Robert Waithman

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
NPG D18943

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Thomas Richardson ('A friend in Lombard Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1820
NPG D13701

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Thomas Richardson ('A friend in Lombard Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1820
NPG D13703

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Mr Bowden ('Is camomile a drug')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1820
NPG D13704

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published August 1820
NPG D13705

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

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D8555

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

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D18414

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Richard Heals (Heale) ('"King Richard" - "The brokers friend"')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 15 April 1822
NPG D16182

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George William Coventry, 8th Earl of Coventry ('A view of Deerhurst')

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1827
NPG D16179

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George William Coventry, 8th Earl of Coventry ('A view of Deerhurst')

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1827
NPG D16178

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston ('A noble viscount')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published 1828
NPG D10957

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