The Pretended Elopement

The Pretended Elopement


Robert Dighton (1751-1814)
The Pretended Elopement

Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil on laid paper
Oval 19.2 by 14.5 cm., 7 ½ by 5 ¾ in.

Colin Hunter (1926-2013)

The son of a London printseller, Dighton was a man of many talents - caricaturist, actor, writer and singer. He is best known for his satirical portraits which he exhibited at the Free Society and the Royal Academy. His sons Richard and Joshua were also caricaturists.