Going to White's. Lord Alvanley, William Arderne (1789-1849)
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Going to White's. Lord Alvanley, William Arderne (1789-1849)

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Description

2nd Baron Alvanley. One of the most popular members of the Prince's circle, was regarded as the wittiest man of his day, and as a dandy almost rivalled Beau Brummell himself. Lord Alvanley's dinners were famous. They were select with no more than eight guests present, and whatever the season, an apricot tart was invariably served. He was a hard rider to hounds. On one famous occasion Gunter, a wealthy owner of a London tea room known for its sweets and ices, was riding with Lord Alvenley. Gunter was nervous about his mount. Oh, my lord, I can't hold him, he is so hot, said the agitated confectioner. Ice him, Gunter, replied Alvanley; ice him. Caricature. Drawn etched by Rich. Dighton, Jan 1819. Published by T. McLean, Haymarket.
 

Image Reference

11771
 

Collection Reference

Box B Z6
 

Original Width (mm)

250
 

Original Height (mm)

340
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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