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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Robert Dighton (1751-1814), Portrait painter, caricaturist and actor

Portrait painter, caricaturist and actor.

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Bury 1967
Adrian Bury, 'Unknown Drawings by Robert Dighton …', Connoisseur, CLXVI, December 1967.

Calthrop 1906
D. C. Calthrop, 'Robert and Richard Dighton …', Connoisseur, XIV, 1906.

Edwards 1931
Ralph Edwards, 'The Watercolours of Robert Dighton’, Apollo, XIV, 1931.

Foskett 1972
Daphne Foskett, Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, 2 vols., 1972, II, plate 83.

Hake 1926
H. M. Hake, 'Dighton Caricatures', Print Collector's Quarterly, 13, April and October 1926.

Rose 1981
Dennis Rose, Robert Dighton (1752-1814) and Three of his Artist Sons, 1981.

Sotheby's catalogue, 23 February 1978.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.