The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

First Previous 4 OF 312 NextLast

Unknown man, formerly known as Richard Dighton

4 of 312 portraits by Richard Dighton

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Unknown man, formerly known as Richard Dighton

attributed to Richard Dighton
10 7/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (276 mm x 162 mm)
NPG 1836a

Inscriptionback to top

Signed (bottom right): Dighton

This portraitback to top

There is no evidence that this water-colour represents Richard Dighton, though it is in his style. Until more evidence comes to light its status must remain dubious. Another so-called self-portrait was sold at Sotheby's, 14-15 November 1932 (lot 323). No other portraits are recorded.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, brown hair, and sandy whiskers. Dressed in a mauve and blue striped neck-tie, dark blue coat, grey trousers, and black shoes and top-hat. Brown foreground. Background left bare, except for some cross-hatching.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased from Leggatt Brothers, 1919.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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.

View all known portraits for Richard Dighton