Passing a mud cart. A London nuisance1.
Richard Dighton trained in London under his father, Robert Dighton (1752-1814). Both father and son were popular etchers in the English satirical tradition. Their compositions are distinguishable by a gentle brand of caricature. With the emphasis applied more to character the Dightons have often been seen as precursors of the Vanity Fair style of the late nineteenth century. Richard Dighton published his first etching in 1815. Later he worked mainly as a watercolor portraitist. After 1835 he again produced original prints, this time in the medium of lithography. Passing a Mud Cart was commissioned by McLean in 1821 as part of a set of six etchings under the general title of A London Nuisance. Passing a Mud Cart was the first print issued for the series.
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Size: 220x 275 mm. Later printing from original plates. Later colour. Very good condition.