|Artist||attributed to Joshua Dighton|
|Published||London Pub. by R. Ackermann 101 Strand Printed by Engelmann Graf Coindet &cl 1821|
|Dimensions||Image 200 x 180 mm, Sheet 283 x 252 mm|
A portrait of Frederick, the Duke of York and Albany, seated on horseback, facing to the right in profile, wearing an overcoat and top hat, spurs on his shoes, and holding a cane.
Monogram to lower left: "I.D.", probably the signature of Joshua Dighton, and sometimes also suggested to refer to John Doyle, although he signed his prints with "HB".
Joshua Dighton (1831-1908) was a British draughtsman and printmaker, specialising in sporting and equestrian portraits. Little is yet known about his life, but he was most likely the second son of Richard Dighton and part of this family of artists and printmakers.
Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827) was the second son of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, brother to the future King George IV, and was Commander in chief of the Royal Army.
Condition: Slight overall dirt built-up. Taken from an album, with old paper still attached to the corners on verso.