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Dighton etchings (volume 2)


57 Portraits in set

The National Portrait Gallery collection has over 500 prints and drawings by members of the Dighton family. One of the most notable artist dynasties of the Regency period, the Dightons established a tradition of humorous full-length portraits depicting well known characters of the day. The prints, both hand-coloured and 'plain', show members of the royal household, military, society, city and theatre and frequently employ titles punning the sitter's career.

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Stephen Kemble ('Hamlet in Scotland'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D13335

Stephen Kemble ('Hamlet in Scotland')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 6 December 1794
NPG D13335

William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry ('Old Q-uiz the old goat of Piccadilly'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D10693

William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry ('Old Q-uiz the old goat of Piccadilly')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 25 February 1796
NPG D10693

Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk ('A view of Norfolk'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D13341

Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk ('A view of Norfolk')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1796
NPG D13341

Friedrich I, King of Württemberg ('A great personage'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D13358

Friedrich I, King of Württemberg ('A great personage')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 25 May 1797
NPG D13358

John Philip Kemble ('We serve a King whom we love - a God whom we adore'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D10686

John Philip Kemble ('We serve a King whom we love - a God whom we adore')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published June 1799
NPG D10686

George Frederick Cooke as Richard III, by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D13322

George Frederick Cooke as Richard III

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1800
NPG D13322

William Dalrymple ('Agamemnon a great general, taken on the Steyne at Brighton'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D13324

William Dalrymple ('Agamemnon a great general, taken on the Steyne at Brighton')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1 January 1804
NPG D13324

John Penn ('A good old Penn, from the wing of a good old cock'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D13343

John Penn ('A good old Penn, from the wing of a good old cock')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 10 January 1804
NPG D13343

William Crowe ('A celebrated public orator'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D13323

William Crowe ('A celebrated public orator')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published January 1808
NPG D13323

Mr Banks ('A view taken from Portland Place, Bath'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D8721

Mr Banks ('A view taken from Portland Place, Bath')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published January 1809
NPG D8721

Probably Lord Charles Henry Somerset ('A view of Somerset'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D13349

Probably Lord Charles Henry Somerset ('A view of Somerset')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published December 1811
NPG D13349

Thomas Clark ('A gentle ride from Exeter 'Change to Pimlico'), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D10873

Thomas Clark ('A gentle ride from Exeter 'Change to Pimlico')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published August 1812
NPG D10873

'A view of Holland', probably by Richard Dighton - NPG D13333

'A view of Holland'

probably by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
NPG D13333

Jones Lloyd ('A view in Lothbury'), probably by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13338

Jones Lloyd ('A view in Lothbury')

probably by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
NPG D13338

Sir Robert Bolton ('A view from the Horse Guards'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13359

Sir Robert Bolton ('A view from the Horse Guards')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 16 July 1817
NPG D13359

Nathan Meyer Rothschild ('A view from the Royal Exchange'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13360

Nathan Meyer Rothschild ('A view from the Royal Exchange')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published October 1817
NPG D13360