Sir Charles Alten, Count von Alten(1764-1840), Hanoverian general
Sitter in 3 portraits
Karl Freiherr von Alten was a Hanoverian professional soldier who joined the British service after the French conquest of Hanover in 1803. He served as a divisional commander during the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, where he was wounded. Many Hanoverians fought with Wellington, notably in the formidable King's German Legion. Von Alten became a Field Marshal in the reconstituted Hanoverian army.
by, published by and after Anker Smith, by Thomas Heaphy, published by Rudolph Ackermann
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
On display in Room 34 at the National Portrait Gallery
after Thomas Heaphy
tracing, before 1960