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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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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

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