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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Pitt Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773-1857), Statesman; Governor-General of India

Soldier; Governor-General of Bengal 1823-8.

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Buckell 1943-4
L. E. Buckell, 'London Volunteer Uniform' in Journal of Society for Army Historical Research XXII, 1943-4, p 84.

Rowlandson 1799
Rowlandson, Loyal Volunteers of London & Environs, 1799.

Seebag-Montefiori
Cecil Seebag-Montefiori, History of Volunteer Forces, 1908.


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.