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Dighton Collection

"Dighton: A Journey Through History and Art" Step into the world of Dighton, a name that echoes through time with tales of bravery, artistry, and cultural exploration

Background imageDighton Collection: Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo

Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo
Defence of the Chateau de Hougoumont by the flank company, Coldstream GuardsWatercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815Associated with Napoleonic Wars

Background imageDighton Collection: Peninsular War, with riflemen of 95th Reg

Peninsular War, with riflemen of 95th Reg
An action during the Peninsular War, with riflemen of 95th (Rifle) Regiment acting as snipers, 1810 (c).Watercolour attributed to Denis Dighton

Background imageDighton Collection: Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Waterloo

Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Waterloo
Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Battle of Waterloo, 1815.Watercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815. Associated with the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleonic Wars

Background imageDighton Collection: William Edward Dighton (1822-1853) in Middle Eastern Dress, ca. 1852-53. Creator

William Edward Dighton (1822-1853) in Middle Eastern Dress, ca. 1852-53. Creator
William Edward Dighton (1822-1853) in Middle Eastern Dress, ca. 1852-53

Background imageDighton Collection: LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1824. Benjamin Bovill, an underwriter of Lloyds of London

LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1824. Benjamin Bovill, an underwriter of Lloyds of London. After a print by Robert Dighton, 1824

Background imageDighton Collection: Poster advertising Nicholas Nickleby film, Ealing Studios, produced by Michael Balcon

Poster advertising Nicholas Nickleby film, Ealing Studios, produced by Michael Balcon, directed by Cavalcanti, screenplay by John Dighton, starring Cedric Hardwicke, Stanley Holloway

Background imageDighton Collection: Ann Brown and George Mattocks in the operatic version

Ann Brown and George Mattocks in the operatic version
Miss Ann Brown and Mr. George Mattocks in the characters of Miranda and Ferdinand in an operatic version of William Shakespeares The Tempest, Covent Garden Theatre, 1776

Background imageDighton Collection: Caricature, possibly by Robert Dighton

Caricature, possibly by Robert Dighton, English portrait painter, printmaker and caricaturist. 18th century

Background imageDighton Collection: MA Bristol Freetown Vector Road Map

MA Bristol Freetown Vector Road Map. All source data is in the public domain. U.S. Census Bureau Census Tiger. Used Layers: areawater, linearwater, roads, rails, cousub, pointlm, uac10

Background imageDighton Collection: MA Bristol Digthon Vector Road Map

MA Bristol Digthon Vector Road Map. All source data is in the public domain. U.S. Census Bureau Census Tiger. Used Layers: areawater, linearwater, roads, rails, cousub, pointlm, uac10

Background imageDighton Collection: Costume design, 18th-19th century. Creator: Robert Dighton

Costume design, 18th-19th century. Creator: Robert Dighton
Costume design, 18th-19th century

Background imageDighton Collection: The Pit Door / La Porte du Parterre, November 9, 1784. Creator

The Pit Door / La Porte du Parterre, November 9, 1784. Creator
The Pit Door/ La Porte du Parterre, November 9, 1784

Background imageDighton Collection: A Yachtsman, 1806-65. Creator: Robert Dighton the Younger

A Yachtsman, 1806-65. Creator: Robert Dighton the Younger
A Yachtsman, 1806-65

Background imageDighton Collection: A Real TB, 1824, (1945). Creator: Richard Dighton

A Real TB, 1824, (1945). Creator: Richard Dighton
A Real TB, 1824, (1945). A Real True Blue, (Tory Royalist). Caricature of British publisher, bookseller and printer John Bell (1745-1831)

Background imageDighton Collection: Russian cavalry attacking French infantry at Borodino, ca 1813. Artist: Dighton, Denis

Russian cavalry attacking French infantry at Borodino, ca 1813. Artist: Dighton, Denis
Russian cavalry attacking French infantry at Borodino, ca 1813. From a private collection

Background imageDighton Collection: A View taken from Christ Church Meadows, Oxford, 1807. Artist: Robert Dighton

A View taken from Christ Church Meadows, Oxford, 1807. Artist: Robert Dighton
A View taken from Christ Church Meadows, Oxford, 1807. Two Oxford dons in traditional black robes: James Webber (c1771-1847), Dean of Ripon, and Dr Cyril Jackson (1746-1819), Dean of Christ Church

Background imageDighton Collection: Sir Brook Watson, Bart. Chairman of Lloyds 1796-1806, c1803, (1928)

Sir Brook Watson, Bart. Chairman of Lloyds 1796-1806, c1803, (1928)
Sir Brook Watson, Bart. Chairman of Lloyds 1796-1806, 1928. From A History of Lloyd s, by Charles Wright and C. Ernest Fayle. [Macmillan and Company Limited, London, 1928]

Background imageDighton Collection: View of Hungerford Stairs, near the market, Westminster, London, 1822

View of Hungerford Stairs, near the market, Westminster, London, 1822

Background imageDighton Collection: Humpty Dumpty sat on a Wall... 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton

Humpty Dumpty sat on a Wall... 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton
Humpty Dumpty sat on a Wall... 1821. Alderman Wood lies in the mud outside Brandenburgh House. The cartoon refers to the fact that although Wood supported her

Background imageDighton Collection: A London Nuisance Artist: Richard Dighton

A London Nuisance Artist: Richard Dighton
A Pleasant Way to Lose an Eye, 1821. Plate IV of A London Nuisance. A butchers roundsman, not looking where he is going, has poked one of the horns of his tray in the eye of a passer by

Background imageDighton Collection: A Heavy Fall of Snow, 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton

A Heavy Fall of Snow, 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton
A Heavy Fall of Snow, 1821. Plate II of A London Nuisance. A man is clearing snow from above the shop front of Careless, skaite maker and the snow lands on the head of a passer- by

Background imageDighton Collection: An Unlucky Hit, 1821. Artist: Richard

An Unlucky Hit, 1821. Artist: Richard
An Unlucky Hit, 1821. Plate VI of A London Nuisance. A porter walks blindly along a street, carrying a cupboard or wardrobe, with the corner of which he has struck a lady in the forehead

Background imageDighton Collection: One of the Advantages of Gas over Oil, 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton

One of the Advantages of Gas over Oil, 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton
One of the Advantages of Gas over Oil, 1821. Plate V of A London Nuisance, depicting a gas lamp exploding in the shop of I Killem, chemist, throwing debris over a passing lady and small child

Background imageDighton Collection: Samuel Wilson, Lord Mayor 1838, 19th century. Artist: Richard Dighton

Samuel Wilson, Lord Mayor 1838, 19th century. Artist: Richard Dighton
Samuel Wilson, Lord Mayor 1838, 19th century. Portrait of the Lord Mayor of London

Background imageDighton Collection: Corn Exchange, Mark Lane, City of London, 1827. Artist: V Bartholomew

Corn Exchange, Mark Lane, City of London, 1827. Artist: V Bartholomew
Corn Exchange, Mark Lane, City of London, 1827

Background imageDighton Collection: Court of Equity, Belle Sauvage Inn, Ludgate Hill, City of London, 1778

Court of Equity, Belle Sauvage Inn, Ludgate Hill, City of London, 1778

Background imageDighton Collection: Summer amusement, possibly at White Conduit House, Islington, London, c1784

Summer amusement, possibly at White Conduit House, Islington, London, c1784. View of a tea garden showing people playing bat, trap and ball

Background imageDighton Collection: The actor William Farren as Sir Peter Teazle, 1824. Artist: Richard Dighton

The actor William Farren as Sir Peter Teazle, 1824. Artist: Richard Dighton
The actor William Farren as Sir Peter Teazle, 1824. William Farren in the role of Sir Peter Teazle, in Sheridans play The School for Scandal

Background imageDighton Collection: A View of Burghersh, 1822. Artist: Richard Dighton

A View of Burghersh, 1822. Artist: Richard Dighton
A View of Burghersh, 1822. Full-length profile portrait of John Fane, Lord Burghersh and later 11th Earl of Westmorland. He wears a top hat frock coat and carries a cane

Background imageDighton Collection: A View of Westmoreland, or an Impression of the Privy Seal, 1821

A View of Westmoreland, or an Impression of the Privy Seal, 1821. Full-length profile portrait of John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

Background imageDighton Collection: A Princely Ambassador, 1822. Artist: Richard Dighton

A Princely Ambassador, 1822. Artist: Richard Dighton
A Princely Ambassador, 1822. Full-lenght portrait of Prince Paul Anthony Esterhazy in profile, wearing a top hat, frock coat and carrying a goad in his right hand

Background imageDighton Collection: Passing a Mud Cart, 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton

Passing a Mud Cart, 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton
Passing a Mud Cart, 1821. A dandy on the pavement is splashed in the face and dress by liquid mud (or worse) from a cart. Plate I of A London Nuisance

Background imageDighton Collection: One of the Advantages of Oil over Gas, 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton

One of the Advantages of Oil over Gas, 1821. Artist: Richard Dighton
One of the Advantages of Oil over Gas, 1821. A lamplighter is mounted on a ladder, engaged in filling a lamp with oil; momentarily distracted, he pours the oil over a passing citizen

Background imageDighton Collection: The Lady of the Lake... 1810

The Lady of the Lake... 1810. A rough, muscular woman, with a clay pipe and bottle in her pocket, stands in a dinghy, holding an oar on the boom of which is inscribed Moll Muggins, Billingsgate

Background imageDighton Collection: Stock-Jobbers Extraordinary, Stock Exchange, London, c1795. Artist: Robert Dighton

Stock-Jobbers Extraordinary, Stock Exchange, London, c1795. Artist: Robert Dighton
Stock-Jobbers Extraordinary, c1795. Interior of the Stock Exchange, Bartholomew Lane, showing some members seated a around a table studying the Gazette Extraordinary while others appear to be taking

Background imageDighton Collection: Stockjobbers at the Stock Exchange, Bartholomew Lane, London, c1795

Stockjobbers at the Stock Exchange, Bartholomew Lane, London, c1795
Interior of the Stock Exchange in Bartholomew Lane, London, c1795, showing men studying the Gazette Extraordinary while others appear to be taking notes from a blackboard

Background imageDighton Collection: Guildhall, London, 1825. Artist: Richard Dighton

Guildhall, London, 1825. Artist: Richard Dighton
Interior view of the Council Chamber in the Guildhall, London, 1825; showing the Lord Mayor John Garratt, Aldermen and the Common Council

Background imageDighton Collection: Banquet for Queen Victoria at the Guildhall, London, 1837. Artist: RG Reeve

Banquet for Queen Victoria at the Guildhall, London, 1837. Artist: RG Reeve
Banquet for Queen Victoria at the Guildhall, London, 1837. Interior view of the Guildhall during a royal banquet for Queen Victoria, with guests seated at tables

Background imageDighton Collection: The Lottery Contrast, 1760

The Lottery Contrast, 1760. The entrance to Touchpenny, Fortune and Winalls State Lottery Office; clerks are at a table within; oyster woman exulting over winnings

Background imageDighton Collection: A Sand Wind on the Desert, 1821. Artist: Denis Dighton

A Sand Wind on the Desert, 1821. Artist: Denis Dighton
A Sand Wind on the Desert, 1821. In 1818 George Francis Lyon and Joseph Ritchie undertook an expedition to try to map the course of the River Niger and locate the city of Timbuktu

Background imageDighton Collection: Camel Conveying a Bride to her Husband, 1821. Artist: Denis Dighton

Camel Conveying a Bride to her Husband, 1821. Artist: Denis Dighton
Camel Conveying a Bride to her Husband, 1821. Plate 16 from A Narrative of Travels in Northen Africa by Captain George Francis Lyon, 1821

Background imageDighton Collection: George Augustus Quentin ( An officer of the 10th, or Prince of Waless Hussars, taken from life )

George Augustus Quentin ( An officer of the 10th, or Prince of Waless Hussars, taken from life ), c1805 (1909). From British Military Prints, by Ralph Nevill. [The Connoisseur, London, 1909]

Background imageDighton Collection: A General View of Old England (The Welsh 41st Regiment), 1770-1810, (1909). Artist: Robert Dighton

A General View of Old England (The Welsh 41st Regiment), 1770-1810, (1909). Artist: Robert Dighton
A General View of Old England (The Welsh 41st Regiment), 1770-1810, (1909). From British Military Prints, by Ralph Nevill. [The Connoisseur, London, 1909]

Background imageDighton Collection: Colonel Boyle, Grenadier Guards, c19th century, (1909)

Colonel Boyle, Grenadier Guards, c19th century, (1909)
Colonel Boyle, Grenadier Guards, c18th century, (1909). After Robert Dighton (1751-1814). From British Military Prints, by Ralph Nevill. [The Connoisseur, London, 1909]

Background imageDighton Collection: Defeat of the Ashantees, by the British forces

Defeat of the Ashantees, by the British forces under the command of Coll. Sutherland, July 11th 1824. Coloured lithograph by C Hullmandel after Denis Dighton, published by J Robins, London, 1825

Background imageDighton Collection: Vincent Lunardis Second Balloon: (May 3, 1785), 1937

Vincent Lunardis Second Balloon: (May 3, 1785), 1937
Vincent Lunardis Second Balloon: May 3, 1785. Vicenzo Lunardi was a pioneering Italian aeronaut, born in Lucca. After a water-colour drawing by J. Dighton. From The Connoisseur, 1937

Background imageDighton Collection: Louis 18th, 1814. Artist: Denis Dighton

Louis 18th, 1814. Artist: Denis Dighton
Louis 18th, 1814. [T Palser, London, 1814]

Background imageDighton Collection: The Paintress of Macaroni s, 1770. Artist: Richard Dighton

The Paintress of Macaroni s, 1770. Artist: Richard Dighton
The Paintress of Macaroni s, 1770. A macaroni was a dandy who wore exaggerated fashions. Illustration from Social Caricature in the Eighteenth Century



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"Dighton: A Journey Through History and Art" Step into the world of Dighton, a name that echoes through time with tales of bravery, artistry, and cultural exploration. From the Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont during the Battle of Waterloo to the Peninsular War where riflemen from the 95th Regiment fought valiantly, Dighton's legacy is intertwined with moments that shaped history. One cannot mention Dighton without acknowledging William Edward Dighton, an artist who captured the essence of Middle Eastern dress in his stunning works from 1852-53. His intricate brushstrokes transported viewers to distant lands, allowing them to experience different cultures firsthand. The Attack on British Squares by French Cavalry at Waterloo stands as a testament to both courage and resilience. It was here that heroes emerged amidst chaos and adversity, forever etching their names in history books. Diving deeper into artistic realms, we encounter Benjamin Bovill - an underwriter for LLOYDs OF LONDON in 1824. Robert Dighton's print immortalized this figure whose contributions played a vital role in shaping London's financial landscape. But it wasn't just battles and finance that defined Dighton; they also triumphed over adversity in faraway lands. The Defeat of Ashantees by British forces showcased their unwavering determination against formidable foes. Moving beyond warfare and finance, we delve into entertainment with Nicholas Nickleby film posters produced by Michael Balcon at Ealing Studios. Ann Brown and George Mattocks brought these beloved characters to life on stage while capturing hearts worldwide. Caricatures have always been part of our cultural fabric; possibly created by Robert Dighton himself, they offered witty social commentary through artful exaggeration - reminding us not to take ourselves too seriously. And finally, let us not forget about navigation. MA Bristol Freetown Vector Road Map guides travelers along their journeys while MA Bristol Digthon Vector Road Map ensures they never lose their way.