Regency Portraits Catalogue
William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley (1789-1849), Soldier
'Alvanley, who's your fat friend?' was Brummell's unforgivable quip epitomising the world of the Regency dandies. 'A bloated buffoon' said O'Connell.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.