57 of 297 portraits by Richard Dighton
by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
11 3/4 in. x 7 7/8 in. (300 mm x 201 mm) plate size; 14 7/8 mm x 11 in. (378 mm x 278 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Robert Waithman (1764-1833), Politician and Lord Mayor of London. Sitter in 14 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 313 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
Related worksback to top
- NPG D4580: Robert Waithman (from same plate)
- NPG D13353: Robert Waithman (from same plate)
- NPG D13501: Robert Waithman (from same plate)
- NPG D13502: Robert Waithman (from same plate)
- NPG D13641: Robert Waithman (reduced version)
- NPG D13398: Robert Waithman (from same plate)
- NPG D18943: Robert Waithman (from same plate)
Events of 1818back to top
Current affairsDeath of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.
Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and scienceMary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.
Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
InternationalStamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.
Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.
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