Isaac and Ede Antique Prints
Dighton Ireland

Robert Dighton

[John Ireland MD] Ireland in Scotland or a trip from Oxford to the land of Cakes

8 x 11 inches

Etching in original hand colour, drawn and engraved by Robert Dighton and published in London in 1808.

A gentle caricature of John Ireland MD, a prominent resident of Oxford, shown with a bottle of ointment in his pocket and a pot of pills scattered on the ground.

Robert Dighton (1752-1812) was one of the celebrated band of caricaturists working in London during the Regency. His beautifully hand coloured etchings are considered amongst the best examples of his genre and much of his work concentrated upon the colourful characters that thronged the crowded streets of Georgian London.


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