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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