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Robert Dighton

Robert Dighton. (c.1752 . .1814). Robert Dighton was best known as a clever social satirist and an unfortunate art thief. Richard Dighton published his first etching in 1815. By 1828 he had created over one hundred works of art in this medium. At that date he ceased etching and moved to the provinces, settling in both Cheltenham and Worcester. Over the next twenty years Dighton worked mainly as a watercolor portraitist. After 1835 he again produced original prints, this time in the medium of lithography. An accomplished portrait painter and etcher, Dighton exhibited at the Free Society of Artists from 1769 until 1773. In addition, he periodically exhibited at the Royal Academy. Dighton used his subtle style to produce a great number of humorous portraits of the leading figures in English society. In awkward poses and with ruddy faces, Dighton satirized lawyers, military officers, actor, and actresses who were seen about town. He also did a series of amusing portraits of Oxford professors and country gentlemen, which display the same subtle sense of humor typical of his caricatures. In 1806 the British Museum discovered that Dighton had been stealing prints from their print room and selling them on the open market. An art dealer by the name of Samuel Woodburn had purchased a copy of Rembrandt's "Coach Landscape" from Dighton for twelve guineas. Supposing it may be a copy, Woodburn took the print to the British Museum to compare it with their impression; upon which he discovered that their copy was missing. Upon investigation Dighton confessed that he befriended the museum officials by drawing portraits of them when he visited the museum. This relationship allowed him the freedom to steal prints from the print room and remove them from the museum in his portfolio. He then proceeded to supplement his artists' income by selling the pilfered items to the art trade. Although he had somewhat questionable morals, Dighton remains an important English caricaturist who brought the profession a refreshing subtlety and quiet wit. Ironically, many of Dighton's caricatures and some of his original drawings can now be found in the print room of the British Museum. Sorry for the shop title on images but I get fed up of my images being on ebay. . . they now use them with titles(idiots)
Robert Dighton. (c.1752 . . 1814). . . . . . . . Richard Dighton. (1795 . . 1880). Both Father and Son produced many portrait etchings. Usually they were single figures with little or no background. Robert Dighton's prints are numerous and originally sold tinted by hand, are chiefly satirical portraits of the leading counsel then at the bar, military officers, actors and actresses, he signed himself R. Dighton and Dighton, whereas his son Richard wrote his name in full
**These are pictured to show any faults ie strong lighting edge nicks unmended they will normally be sent mended but I prefer to show ' warts and all' rather than to mount skillfully and deceive**





A good soldier but no General
Sir Robert Thomas Wilson ('A good soldier, but no general'). by and published by Richard Dighton, issued by Thomas McLean hand-coloured etching, published 30 October 1821  293 mm x 187 mm.  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  £80 inc a scarcer image





Coffee's the thing! Go it ye tigers! ..
. Lettered with title and publication line: "Drawn Etch & Pub by Richard Dighton Novr 1823" ... Identified as Andrew Cohen and as 'Cohen great coffee speculator died in great distress' or alternatively as Joseph Cohen, eldest son of Levi Barent Cohen .By and published by Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1818 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size. issued by Thomas McLean hand-coloured etching,   .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  £80 inc a scarcer image but soft paper and evidence of matt burn from previous framing



Members of the Whig Club
A satire on the toasts and speeches at the Whig Club by Norfolk and Fox and their results,  Norfolk (left) and Fox (right) sit close together, hands on knees, the left knee of Norfolk and the right knee of Fox touching; their heads are turned in profile, each gazing fixedly at the other with a melancholy expression. On the back of Norfolk's chair is a ducal coronet; Fox sits on a stool. At their feet is an open book: 'List of his Maje[stys] \ Privy Council \ Earl of.. Lord.. \ Duke ofDrawn by  Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  **Drawn Etchd. [& Pubd, erased from the original imprint] by  Dighton. April 13. 1822." and "Pubd by T McLean Haymarke**£80 inc a scarcer image some age toning but ready framed . . 


 


Vil you give us a glass of gin. I'll see you d-n'd first
A buxom woman (left), with loose hair and exposed bosom, hands on hips, looks alluringly towards a man (right), who carries a bunch of carrots under his right arm, a bunch of turnips in his left hand. He turns his head in profile, scowling fiercely at her. A knife hanging from her waist suggests that she is an oyster-woman.Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £80 incx 2 available both almost mint


A view of a Temple near Buckingham
A caricature portrait of the Marquis of Buckingham (George Grenville Nugent Temple) walking in profile to the left. He wears military uniform with cocked hat and spurred Hessians, and is enormously obese, his sword-belt grotesquely clasped across his paunch. His hand is on the hilt of his sword. He was Lord Lieutenant of Bucks.. by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1811 £80 full page


A view of a Temple near Buckingham
A caricature portrait of the Marquis of Buckingham (George Grenville Nugent Temple) walking in profile to the left. He wears military uniform with cocked hat and spurred Hessians, and is enormously obese, his sword-belt grotesquely clasped across his paunch. His hand is on the hilt of his sword. He was Lord Lieutenant of Bucks.. by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1811 £45 clipped to plate mark some surface soiling, rubbing of the red in the chest area but brilliant in a pub or similar



A Noble Student of Oxford
 Portrait caricature of George Nugent Grenville when a student at Oxford, whole length, walking in profile to left, wearing academic gown and hat, tight jacket, breeches, glove on his right hand, holding another glove; after Dighton. 1808 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1809  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £80 inc



The Father of the Corporation of Oxford. Omnibus carus
William Fletcher (1739-1826), banker and bookseller of Oxford, Mayor of Oxford in 1782, 1796, and 1809 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1809  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. .  £80 inc






A view from St Aldate's Oxford
John Grosvenor, a middle-aged man, well dressed, and wearing top-boots, walks (left to right) holding a glove in his (gloved) left hand. A dog (? a pug) steps out beside him. Jan 1808 .Grosvenor (1742-1823), who became the most noted practical surgeon in Oxford, was admitted to the privileges of the University in 1768, as'chirurgus'. On the death of the University Printer in 1795 he became chief proprietor and editor of the 'Oxford Journal'. He is said to have been one of those who invited Dighton to Oxford,  Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  1808 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £80 inc x 2 avail worst is shown

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Kangook
Lt.-Col. Henry Frederick Cooke, 'Kangaroo Cooke', stands in profile to the left. He wears dandified dress, his hair and whisker curled and brushed forward, and with the high collar, linen cuffs, and full trousers of the dandy. He wears a long single-breasted coat and oddly shaped top-hat./Cooke, called Kangaroo Cooke, brother of Sir George Cooke who commanded the first battalion of Guards at Waterloo, was A.D.C. to the Duke of York; he was noted for his dandified dress. See Gronow, 'Reminiscences', 1892, i. 60-1. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Guelphs in 1821, and knighted in 1825 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1801 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £80 inc narrow left/right margins app 2 cm


A View from Jesus College, Oxford

  Dr Hughes in scholarly attire, with both hands tucked into his robe. He wears a black, flowing gown and mortar board, and stands with his head and body in profile to the left. He is of a portly nature with a large stomach.May 1808.  Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1801 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image £80 inc

clipped to image by an idiot £35


Discharg'd Fifer
An engraving of Lord Fife, fashionably dressed, wearing full, strapped trousers. He is walking along a pavement and using a cane. Fife (1776-1857), M.P. for Banffshire, was dismissed from his place as Lord of the Bedchamber for voting against the malt tax Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. a few mks  pretty perfect £80 inc x 2




A view from Merton College, Oxford. 2nd var.
A young man in cap and gown over fashionable dress, with short but not cropped hair, walks in profile to the right., his arms by his sides, bending slightly forward. Winchcombe Hartley who matriculated 9 Dec. 1806, aged eighteen, and was a Fellow of Merton 1808-13
June 1808 by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £80 inc 


The-Late-Right Revd. Dr. Samuel Horsley, Lord Bishop of St. Asaph
Dr Samuel Horsley (religious profession) in a black suit, holding a black tricorne in his left hand, and a walking stick in his right hand (whilst wearing blue gloves). In addition, he stands with his head and body in profile to the right.December 1802. by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image.  £45 inc Lit artificially to show the start of toning not so obvious in daylight but fussy !


 



Mr Read ('If you'd know who this is, Read').
 by and published by Robert Dighton Jr hand-coloured etching, 1805? 259 mm x 122 mm plate size; 276 mm x 162 mm paper size.By and published by Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1818 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  £80 inc a scarcer image mark in margin



Mr Read ('If you'd know who this is, Read').
 by and published by Robert Dighton Jr hand-coloured etching, 1805? 259 mm x 122 mm plate size; 276 mm x 162 mm paper size.By and published by Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1818 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  £35 inc a scarcer image matte burn  from old framing ok if framed to plate mark with a mount




The 'Lady of the Lake'
A rough-looking woman, stout, tall and muscular, with loose hair blown by the wind, stands in a dinghy, holding an oar, inscribed 'Moll Muggins Billingsgate', to punt or paddle her craft. One foot is on the gunwale, and her pose, looking up and to the left, travesties the lines below the title: "The Maiden paus'd, as if again, ... Lettered with title, artist's name "Dighton delt. ... The 'Lady of the Lake' was published in 1810, there being six editions in that year. hand-coloured etching, earliest 1805, 259 mm x 122 mm plate size; 276 mm x 162 mm paper size.By and published by Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching,  303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  £80 inc a scarcer image mark base right corner in margin





A view of a lake
Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake ('A view of a lake'). by and published by Richard Dighton, published May 1818 hand-coloured etching,  259 mm x 122 mm plate size; 276 mm x 162 mm paper size.By and published by Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching,  303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects often inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  £80 inc a scarcer image




A View of the Telegraph, Cambridge
Published June, 1808, by Dighton of Samuel Kilner Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 (1802) London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £80 inc


A view of the telegraph, Cambridge (Richard Vaughan('Hell Fire Dick') 2
Portrait of Dick Vaughan, the driver of the Cambridge Telegraph, a famous coach, was known as Hell-Fire-Dick, and was 'a favourite companion of University fashionables'. He died in 1822. A coachman in a single-breasted coat reaching to his boot-tops stands looking to the left. His cylindrical hat has an irregular brim. A team-whip leans against his left shoulder and he holds the end of the lash between the tips of the fingers of both hands.  by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £80 inc


A view of the telegraph, Cambridge'
Portrait of Dick Vaughan, the driver of the Cambridge Telegraph, a famous coach, was known as Hell-Fire-Dick, and was 'a favourite companion of University fashionables'. He died in 1822. A coachman in a single-breasted coat reaching to his boot-tops stands looking to the left. His cylindrical hat has an irregular brim. A team-whip leans against his left shoulder and he holds the end of the lash between the tips of the fingers of both hands. by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published May 1809  271 mm x 198 mm plate size; 10 1/4 in. x 12 3/8 in. (260 mm x 315 mm) paper size.Framed glazed unopened but appears to be free and with good borders.£85 inc marginal  age toning to the paper***Pic slightly distorted taken through mucky glass, sorry !*not opened





I vont take a farden less
 Dighton, fecit ; Charing Cross. Summary: "An obese butcher , in profile to the left, leans back from the waist, sucking a long pipe held in his right hand. His ill-fitting wig is perched on a bald head. He wears apron and oversleeves, a steel hanging from his waist. Early (c1795) smaller rare print  £65 inc delivery margins



I vont take a farden less
 Dighton, fecit ; Charing Cross. Summary: "An obese butcher , in profile to the left, leans back from the waist, sucking a long pipe held in his right hand. His ill-fitting wig is perched on a bald head. He wears apron and oversleeves, a steel hanging from his waist. Early (c1795) smaller rare print  £35 inc delivery  clipped to image
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A view from Swan Brew House Oxford'
Mr. Hall of the Swan Brewery. A man stands looking to the left., (gloved) r. hand on his cane, l. arm akimbo, legs apart. He wears wide-brimmed hat, double-breasted coat, knee-breeches, high-quartered buckled shoes, and elaborate neck-cloth with kilted jabot and sleeve-ruffle. Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1807  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image.  pretty perfect £80 inc
 



'A view taken from the Town Hall, Oxford'
(Sir William Elias Taunton) Whole length portrait of William Elias Taunton walking to the left., head in profile, r. hand on his cane. He has a small pigtail, wears a hat of unusual shape, double-breasted coat, wrinkled knee-breeches, and loose boots of Hessian type. Taunton (1773 - 1835), son of the Town Clerk of Oxford, Justice of the King's Bench 1830, was made Recorder of Oxford in 1806. He is said to have been one of three prominent Oxford residents who invited Dighton there to caricature a fourth, John Ireland by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1 May 1807 11 in. x 8 1/8 in. (278 mm x 205 mm) plate size; 347 mm x 268 mm paper size . Framed glazed unopened but appears to be free and with good borders.£95 inc some age toning to the paper***Pic slightly distorted taken through mucky glass, sorry !*



Agamemnon a great General. Taken on the Steyne at Brighton
General William Dalrymple, 1735-1807, Col. of the 47th Foot and obese man stands in profile to the right., his hands behind him with a meditative expression. He wears old-fashioned dress, with round, broad-brimmed hat, and buckled shoes. 1 January 1804  Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 (1802) London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £85 inc   x 3 worst one is shown



'Up-Town
Arthur Percy Upton ('Up-Town'). by and published by Richard Dighton, hand-coloured etching,  259 mm x 122 mm plate size; 276 mm x 162 mm paper size.By and published by Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1818 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .  £60 inc a scarcer image but clipped to 3mm from plate mark and evidence at corners of rust from old pins




Mr Hobhouse
John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford ('Mr Hobhouse') by and published by Richard Dighton, hand-coloured etching, 1819 259 mm x 122 mm plate size; 276 mm x 162 mm paper size.By and published by Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1818 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .  £60 inc some marking to base just out of plate mark plus an abrasion to his coat




Madame Catalani in Semiramide her first Appearance in England.

The famous soprano advances trippingly towards the spectator, head turned in profile to the right., l. arm extended as if beckoning, a handkerchief in her right. hand. She wears a gold fillet in her hair from which hang draperies, falling over her left. arm, a dress with a double tunic, and a long train or mantle with tasselled ends flung over her shoulder and looped under her gold belt. All her quasi-barbaric draperies are heavily embroidered with gold. She has long rucked transparent sleeves. Below the title: 'her first appearance in England, Decr 13th 1806.' Not a caricature. December 1806 Hand-coloured etching By and published by Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1818 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size when full page. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them £60 inc as cut to plate mark plus a mark top right that would clean


Lord Dashalong bent on driving (1801).

A half length portrait of Lord Sefton (1772-1838) seated on a high box-seat, driving; he leans slightly forward, his head in profile to the left, a bunch of reins in the left hand, a long whip in the right. November 1801. Hand-coloured etching, published July 1818 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size but smaller. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them £45 inc as cut to plate mark 

Lieu Gen. Macdonald

Lieu Gen. Macdonald 1812 Lieutenant General Donald Macdonald of the 55th Foot, Lieutenant Governor of Fort William. HON. ARTHUR UPTON 1817. A portrait of Major Arthur Percy Upton of the 1st Foot Guards, the third son of Baron Templeton. Hand-coloured etching, published 1812 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size but smaller. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them £35 inc as cut to plate mark plus holes @ top from pins or glue


Unknown man possible George Rowe

Hand-coloured etching by and published by Richard Dighton, printed by George Rowe in Cheltenham hand-coloured lithograph, circa 1835 or after 380 mm x 279 mm. Clipped to image some surface soiling £35 inc delivery

An illustrious consort'

Princess Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, Duchess of Cambridge ('An illustrious consort'). by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean hand-coloured etching, published July 1818. Published by Richard Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  **Drawn Etchd. [& Pubd, erased from the original imprint] by  Dighton. ." and "Pubd by T McLean Haymarke**£55 inc corner loss trimmed page 1 cm out of plate mark

 

A View of Norfolk.

February 1st 1796 Charles 11th Duke of Norfolk”. “Died 1815”, clutching his hat in one hand. Hand-coloured etching, published 1815 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size but smaller. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them £45 inc  clipped to plate mark otherwise brilliant marginal soiling ar base

The Litany'

The Litany' shows Mr Sharp  a man in black with a black gown and black top hat and metal framed glasses facing left. He has green gloves, the right hand glove he holds in his left gloved hand while he points with his right hand.by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean hand-coloured etching, published July 1818. Published by Richard Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  **Drawn Etchd. [& Pubd, erased from the original imprint] by  Dighton. ." and "Pubd by T McLean Haymarke**£55 inc  trimmed page to plate mark

A View near Hyde Park Corner.

Tattersall in his rostrum, leaning forward on a large open book, his head in profile to the right, his auctioneer's hammer in his (gloved) right hand. He is very bulky and wears a round hat with curved brim by Dighton. Pubd Feb.y 1802 by Dighton. Char.g Cross. Hand-coloured etching. Plate 196 x 139mm.Hand-coloured etching, published 1815 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size but smaller. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them £65 inc  clipped to p1cm margins


A View near Hyde Park Corner.

Tattersall in his rostrum, leaning forward on a large open book, his head in profile to the right, his auctioneer's hammer in his (gloved) right hand. He is very bulky and wears a round hat with curved brim by Dighton. Pubd Feb.y 1802 by Dighton. Char.g Cross. Hand-coloured etching. Plate 196 x 139mm.Hand-coloured etching, published 1815 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size but smaller. Published by Charing Cross, London ie Dightons own shop issue    .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them £45 inc  clipped to plate mark otherwise brilliant


   


Ireland in Scotland, or a trip from Oxford to the land of cakes
John Ireland, M.D. Framed unexamined out of the frame/ Sent to USA etc minus glass/ Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Richard Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  **Drawn Etchd. [& Pubd, erased from the original imprint] by  Dighton. April 13. 1822." and "Pubd by T McLean Haymarke**£80 inc a scarcer image some age toning but ready framed . . 




Byng-go
Hon, Frederick Gerald ('Poodle') Byng  7th Viscount Torrington (1812-1884). Framed unexamined out of the frame/ Sent to USA etc minus glass/ Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  **Drawn Etchd. [& Pubd, erased from the original imprint] by  Dighton. April 13. 1822." and "Pubd by T McLean Haymarke**£80 inc a scarcer image some age toning but ready framed . . 
   


Robert Waithman.
 Waithman was the author of a pamphlet entitled 'War proved to be the Real Cause of the Present Scarcity' (1800; four editions), and a 'Letter to the Governors of Christ's Hospital, 1808,.By and published by Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1818 303 mm x 201 mm plate size; 333 mm x 230 mm paper size. issued by Thomas McLean hand-coloured etching,   .  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  £70 inc a scarcer image but crinkling to the page possibly will dampen and press flat



A view of Burghersh (John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland; )
Lord Burghersh, holding a cane, walks on grass in profile to the right. He wears a top-hat, long coat, strapped trousers, and spurred boots. April 13 1822 Drawn by  Richard Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image often by Dighton himself when selling them .pretty perfect  **Drawn Etchd. [& Pubd, erased from the original imprint] by Richard. Dighton. April 13. 1822." and "Pubd by T McLean Haymarke**£80 inc a scarcer image slightly cropped page but as in many of Richard's  the y seem to print less





Mother Goose of Oxford
Rebecca Howse, t blind, ex-procuress of Oxford. Called ‘Flora’ by the undergraduates, she married a ‘Gentleman H.’ who led her about to sell her (expensive) flowers.  Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1807 London: Rebecca Howse (née Wildgoose) (1737-1818), Flower seller of Oxford . Rebecca Wildgoose, an ex-procuress, became blind and married a William Howse who then led her around Oxford selling flowers. She was a well known character, affectionately called 'Flora' by the students. published 1807 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £80 inc


Mother Goose of Oxford
Rebecca Howse,  blind, ex-procuress of Oxford. Called ‘Flora’ by the undergraduates, she married a ‘Gentleman H.’ who led her about to sell her (expensive) flowers.  Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1807 London: Rebecca Howse (née Wildgoose) (1737-1818), Flower seller of Oxford . Rebecca Wildgoose, an ex-procuress, became blind and married a William Howse who then led her around Oxford selling flowers. She was a well known character, affectionately called 'Flora' by the students. by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published July 1807 £45 full page discoloured from back board not as image


A View From Chatham Row Bath
Dr. John Shepherd (1759-1805). In 1782 he took deacon's orders and in 1783 he was ordained . Early in 1785 obtained the curacy of Paddington, London and through his exertions the church was rebuilt between 1788 and 1791. He is principally known for his book 'Critical and Practical Elucidation of the Book of Common Prayer', published 1797. He  retired to Bath and died at Stisted on 2nd May 1805 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1809  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £80 inc


A View From Chatham Row Bath
Dr. John Shepherd (1759-1805). In 1782 he took deacon's orders and in 1783 he was ordained . Early in 1785 obtained the curacy of Paddington, London and through his exertions the church was rebuilt between 1788 and 1791. He is principally known for his book 'Critical and Practical Elucidation of the Book of Common Prayer', published 1797. He  retired to Bath and died at Stisted on 2nd May 1805 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1809  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. .  has been in mount some sunning to the edge would mount out £45 inc





The Classical Alma Mater Coachman, Oxford.
Portrait of Tilleman Hodgkinson Bobart. Tilleman Hodgkinson Bobart who matriculated as a Commoner 1790 at University College, aged eighteen, but never graduated. He ran a four-horse coach between Oxford and London, had to give up the road owing to accidents, and in 1815 was made Esquire Bedel in Law. He died 1838 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  1808 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. offsetting otherwise pretty perfect £80 inc

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A NOBLE DUKE. Taken on the Steyne at Brighton.
Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton The Duke of Grafton stands directed to the left, his head in profile, both (gloved) hands resting on the head of his stick. He wears his accustomed and characteristic dress of an earlier fashion: small tricorne and full-skirted coat buttoned at the waist, with a star, and spurred top-boots. 20 November 1801 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1801 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £80 inc


A NOBLE DUKE. Taken on the Steyne at Brighton.2

 Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton The Duke of Grafton stands directed to the left, his head in profile, both (gloved) hands resting on the head of his stick. He wears his accustomed and characteristic dress of an earlier fashion: small tricorne and full-skirted coat buttoned at the waist, with a star, and spurred top-boots. 20 November 1801 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1801 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image £70 inc one blemish


The specious orator
A half length portrait of Christie standing in his auctioneer's rostrum, the upper part of which forms the base of the design. He leans insinuatingly to the left, his head in profile, spectacles on his forehead, his hammer delicately raised. Beneath the design: 'Will your ladyship do me the honor to say £50-000 \ - a mere trifle - a brilliant of the first water. \ an unheard of price for such a lot, surely' Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1794 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. a few mks  pretty perfect sold




An officer of the 15th, or Kings Hussars.
Taken from life'  Major Francis Forrester. An officer, with whisker and moustache stands in profile to the left., his (gloved) r. hand resting on a tasselled cane holding his sabre in the left hand. The dress resembles that of BMSat 10629. ? 1806 by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £90 inc 


A gloomy day. Taken on the Steyne at Brighton
 A half length portrait of Matthew Day standing in profile to the right. He is very obese, wears round hat, long coat, tasselled Hessian boots, and holds a cane in his gloved hand. November 1801 by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £85 inc


A gloomy day, taken on the Steyne at Brighton' (Matthew Day) 2
A half length portrait of Matthew Day standing in profile to the right. He is very obese, wears round hat, long coat, tasselled Hessian boots, and holds a cane in his gloved hand. November 1801   by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £80 inc slight cast to paper


A View taken from Christ Church Meadows Oxford. 1
portraits of James Webber and Cyril Jackson, Dean of Christ Church . The tall Dean of Christ Church and James Webber (B.D. 1807), both in academic dress, walk, r. to left., and slightly towards the spectator, heads in profile. Webber expounds with extended hand, the Dean listens with grave intensity. The Dean wears a clerical wig, a cassock with sash, and high-quartered buckled shoes. The younger and smaller man has short hair, double-breasted coat, fashionable jabot, and knee-breeches, with tied shoes. May 1807 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 (1802) London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfect £80 inc


A View taken from Christ Church Meadows Oxford. 2
portraits of James Webber and Cyril Jackson, Dean of Christ Church . The tall Dean of Christ Church and James Webber (B.D. 1807), both in academic dress, walk, r. to left., and slightly towards the spectator, heads in profile. Webber expounds with extended hand, the Dean listens with grave intensity. The Dean wears a clerical wig, a cassock with sash, and high-quartered buckled shoes. The younger and smaller man has short hair, double-breasted coat, fashionable jabot, and knee-breeches, with tied shoes. May 1807 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 (1802) London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. light creasing pretty perfect £80 inc


A View taken from Christ Church Meadows Oxford. 3
portraits of James Webber and Cyril Jackson, Dean of Christ Church . The tall Dean of Christ Church and James Webber (B.D. 1807), both in academic dress, walk, r. to left., and slightly towards the spectator, heads in profile. Webber expounds with extended hand, the Dean listens with grave intensity. The Dean wears a clerical wig, a cassock with sash, and high-quartered buckled shoes. The younger and smaller man has short hair, double-breasted coat, fashionable jabot, and knee-breeches, with tied shoes. May 1807 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 (1802) London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. offsetting otherwise pretty perfect £80 inc

The Principal Arch of Lambeth palace

Archbishop Moore stands in profile to the left., holding his episcopal tricorne in his (gloved) left hand. He wears a short bushy powdered wig, episcopal waistcoat and apron, with stockings and buckled shoes. Jan 1803 by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect mounted £70 inc**larger than normal image


A View from Magdalen Hall, Oxford
 Dr. Ford walks r. to left. in profile, looking at the ground, and clutching his gown in his right. hand. He wears mortarboard, bands, and cassock. Henry Ford matriculated 1776, aged 23, at Pembroke, was Lord Almoner's professor of Arabic 1780-1813, D.C.L. Magdalen Hall 1788, Principal 1788-1813. June 1808 by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £80 inc


A View From Magdalen Hall,
Dr. Ford walks r. to left. in profile, looking at the ground, and clutching his gown in his right. hand. He wears mortarboard, bands, and cassock. Henry Ford matriculated 1776, aged 23, at Pembroke, was Lord Almoner's professor of Arabic 1780-1813, D.C.L. Magdalen Hall 1788, Principal 1788-1813. June 1808by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect t £80 inc


A View from Oriel College, Oxford
Dr. Eveleigh stands in profile to the right., holding to his person his voluminous gown. He wears a clerical wig, mortar-board, and cassock. Eveleigh, Provost of Oriel 1781-1814, was Bampton Lecturer in 1792. He did much to raise the college to its high position in the early nineteenth century, and was a vigorous university reformer. by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £80 inc


A View from Oriel College, Oxford 2
 Dr. Eveleigh stands in profile to the right., holding to his person his voluminous gown. He wears a clerical wig, mortar-board, and cassock. Eveleigh, Provost of Oriel 1781-1814, was Bampton Lecturer in 1792. He did much to raise the college to its high position in the early nineteenth century, and was a vigorous university reformer. by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published December 1809 London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £80 inc


A Vew from Magdalen College Cambridge
Dr. Gretton walks in profile to the left, wearing mortar-board, gown, bands, and cassock. He has a pouched and wrinkled face and short white hair or wig. He holds a handkerchief in his right hand which rests on his breast, the left is in the pocket of his cassock. William Gretton (1736-1813) was Master of Magdalene from 1797, and Vice-Chancellor 1800-1 June 1809 by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £80 inc


A Celebrated Public Orator
William Crowe stands in profile to the right. holding his mortar-board in his right. hand, his left hand extended, slightly stooping, as if making a speech. He has short thick hair (or wig) and wears bands and cassock under his gown.Crowe (1745-1829) was Public Orator, Oxford, 1784-1829.  Jan 1808 by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £80 inc


A View from Peter House cambridge /
Peterhouse Dr. Barnes, wearing cap and gown, a clerical wig, and bands, stands in profile to the right. He is tall, with a fierce Punch-like profile. A second imprint is etched in reversed characters in the shadow at his feet: 'Whitt . . . N° 31 Shoe La[ne], London'. Francis Barnes, D.D., Master of Peterhouse from 1788, was Knightsbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy from 1813 to 1838, but gave no lectures by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published 1810  London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. Pretty perfect £80 inc


A View from Trinity College  cambridge  Mansel, Bishop of Bristol and Master of Trinity (from 1798), walks from left to right, and slightly towards the spectator, head in profile, and thrown back, his mortar-board in his left hand. His voluminous, inflated, and much convoluted gown covers a bulky figure. He wears a clerical wig. Jan 10 1810 .by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image.  £80 inc


A View from Brazen Nose College  Oxford / BNC/Brasenose
William Cleaver (1742-1815), Principal of Brasenose. He gave Brasenose a reputation for scholarship and discipline, which it had  lacked, and also became successively Bishop of Chester, Bangor and St. Asaph  by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean hand-coloured etching, published December 1808  Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image £80 inc



A View Taken at Oxford
Dr. John Smith (1744-1809), Master of Pembroke College, stands in profile to the right. He has a fat, jowly face, scowling grimly, is very round shouldered and has a pot belly, and wears a crumpled, voluminous academic gown by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean hand-coloured etching, published 1808, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image  £80 inc



'A View from Merton College
Samuel Kilner (1732-1815), Fellow of Merton till 1815, Sub-warden in 1814. He appears younger than his age. A tall slim man( Samuel Kilner ) stands in profile to the left., wearing a long gown over lay dress and holding out a round hat. He is sharp-featured, and wears (?) a wig simulating short natural hair with a curl at the neck. Caricature of Dr Kneller by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean hand-coloured etching, published December 1819, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image  £80 inc



'A view from Merton College, Oxford' (Samuel Kilner) S
amuel Kilner (1732-1815), Fellow of Merton College, Oxford Samuel Kilner (1732-1815), Fellow of Merton till 1815, Sub-warden in 1814. He appears younger than his age. A tall slim man( Samuel Kilner ) stands in profile to the left., wearing a long gown over lay dress and holding out a round hat. He is sharp-featured, and wears (?) a wig simulating short natural hair with a curl at the neck. Caricature of Dr Kneller by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean hand-coloured etching, published December 1819, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image £80 inc framed


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