George the IIIrd aged 72
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 George III in dress uniform, published during the Jubillee celebrating his 50 years on the throne.
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.