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    Richard DIGHTON (1796-1880),

    Richard DIGHTON (1796-1880), "Devonshire To Wit"

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    Richard DIGHTON (1796-1880) 
    "DEVONSHIRE To WIT" 
    (A caricature of William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790-1858))
    Etching with original hand colouring
    Titled beneath the image with the publication line "Pubd Decemr 2d 1822 by S W Fores 41 Piccadilly"
    35.5 cm x 22.5 cm (framed)

    An antique caricature portrait print by Richard Dighton of the Whig politician and connoisseur William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790-1858), the "Bachelor Duke".

    A very scarce reprint by Samuel William Fores, published two years after Richard Dighton's original issue which was first entitled "A View of Devonshire". The Fores reissue here has a more satirical title.

    This reissue not in BM or NPG etc.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    10536

    Dimensions

    W: 22.5cm  (8.9")H: 35.5cm  (14")

    Period

    Georgian (1714 to 1837), Regency

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