[Colonel Mellish & Francis Buckle] A Hero of the Turf & his Agent
8 x 11 inches
Etching in original hand colour, drawn and engraved by Robert Dighton and published in London in 1808.
A caricature portrait of Colonel Henry Francis Mellish and the famous jockey, Francis Buckle.
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.