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Warren Hastings

(1732-1818), Governor-General of India

Sitter associated with 46 portraits
Hastings was the first Governor-General of India (1772 -85). He transformed the East India Company from a trading organisation into a great military and naval power. He established full-scale British civil administration in India, but his methods led to a trial for corruption at which he was acquitted in 1795.

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Warren Hastings, by Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 4445

Warren Hastings

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1766-1768
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4445

Warren Hastings, by Tilly Kettle - NPG 81

Warren Hastings

by Tilly Kettle
oil on canvas, circa 1772
NPG 81

Warren Hastings, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 3823

Warren Hastings

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pastel on vellum, 1786
NPG 3823

Warren Hastings, by Richard Cosway - NPG 6286

Warren Hastings

by Richard Cosway
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1787
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6286

Warren Hastings, by Thomas Banks - NPG 209

Warren Hastings

by Thomas Banks
bronze bust, 1794 (1790)
On display on Floor 2: Turning Heads at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 209

Warren Hastings, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 1845

Warren Hastings

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1796
NPG 1845

Warren Hastings, by Peter Rouw - NPG 5065

Warren Hastings

by Peter Rouw
pink wax medallion, 1806
NPG 5065

Warren Hastings, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 390

Warren Hastings

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1811
NPG 390

'Thunder, lightning and smoke', published by William Moore, and published by  W. Dickie - NPG D15004

'Thunder, lightning and smoke'

published by William Moore, and published by W. Dickie
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1783
NPG D15004

Warren Hastings, after Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG D35206

Warren Hastings

after Johan Joseph Zoffany
line engraving, (1784)
NPG D35206

Warren Hastings, by John Jones, after  John Thomas Seton (Seaton) - NPG D35564

Warren Hastings

by John Jones, after John Thomas Seton (Seaton)
mezzotint, published 6 April 1785 (1784)
NPG D35564

Warren Hastings, by John Jones, after  John Thomas Seton (Seaton) - NPG D2966

Warren Hastings

by John Jones, after John Thomas Seton (Seaton)
mezzotint, published 1785 (1784)
NPG D2966

'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D1360

'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 11 May 1786
NPG D1360

'The impeachment' (Warren Hastings; Edmund Burke), by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9569

'The impeachment' (Warren Hastings; Edmund Burke)

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 17 March 1786
NPG D9569

'A puerile attack upon an old servant', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12244

'A puerile attack upon an old servant'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 17 March 1787
NPG D12244

'The friendly agent' (Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III; Warren Hastings; John Scott-Waring), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12364

'The friendly agent' (Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III; Warren Hastings; John Scott-Waring)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1787
NPG D12364

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12374

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1788
NPG D12374

'The Westminster hunt', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12376

'The Westminster hunt'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 27 April 1788
NPG D12376

'Market day', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12377

'Market day'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1788
NPG D12377

'The bow to the throne, - alias - the begging bow', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12378

'The bow to the throne, - alias - the begging bow'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 6 May 1788
NPG D12378

'Camera-obscura', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12380

'Camera-obscura'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 9 March 1788
NPG D12380

'State-jugglers', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12381

'State-jugglers'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 16 May 1788
NPG D12381

'-Coaches', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12383

'-Coaches'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1788
NPG D12383

'A dish of mutton-chop's' (William Pitt; Warren Hastings; King George III; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12393

'A dish of mutton-chop's' (William Pitt; Warren Hastings; King George III; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 28 March 1788
NPG D12393

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr', by James Gillray - NPG D12943

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, circa February 1788
NPG D12943

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788, by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13065

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
NPG D13065

'A View of the Tryal of Warren Hastings Esqr. before the Court of Peers', by Robert Pollard, by  Francis Jukes, after  Edward Dayes - NPG D10671

'A View of the Tryal of Warren Hastings Esqr. before the Court of Peers'

by Robert Pollard, by Francis Jukes, after Edward Dayes
etching and aquatint, published 1789
NPG D10671

Warren Hastings, by and published by Henry Hudson, after  Arthur William Devis - NPG D35565

Warren Hastings

by and published by Henry Hudson, after Arthur William Devis
mezzotint, published July 1794 (1784-1785)
NPG D35565

Warren Hastings, by Henry Dixon & Son, after  George Romney - NPG D35566

Warren Hastings

by Henry Dixon & Son, after George Romney
photogravure, before 1903 (circa 1795)
NPG D35566

'The last scene of the managers farce', by James Sayers, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12249

'The last scene of the managers farce'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 8 May 1795
NPG D12249

Warren Hastings, by George Townley Stubbs, after  George Stubbs - NPG D13799

Warren Hastings

by George Townley Stubbs, after George Stubbs
stipple engraving, published 1795 (1791)
NPG D13799

Warren Hastings, by and published by George Townley Stubbs, after  George Stubbs - NPG D14838

Warren Hastings

by and published by George Townley Stubbs, after George Stubbs
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 30 April 1795 (1791)
NPG D14838

Warren Hastings, by William Bromley - NPG D35567

Warren Hastings

by William Bromley
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D35567

Warren Hastings, by William Bromley - NPG D35568

Warren Hastings

by William Bromley
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D35568

Warren Hastings, by and published by William Bromley, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D15005

Warren Hastings

by and published by William Bromley, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D15005

Warren Hastings, by Thomas Gaugain, published by  John Brydon, after  Simon de Koster, after  Thomas Banks - NPG D35562

Warren Hastings

by Thomas Gaugain, published by John Brydon, after Simon de Koster, after Thomas Banks
stipple engraving, published February 1798 (1790)
NPG D35562

Warren Hastings, by Thomas Gaugain, published by  John Brydon, after  Simon de Koster, after  Thomas Banks - NPG D35563

Warren Hastings

by Thomas Gaugain, published by John Brydon, after Simon de Koster, after Thomas Banks
stipple engraving, published February 1798 (1790)
NPG D35563

Warren Hastings, by Henry Bone, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D17579

Warren Hastings

by Henry Bone, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
pencil and ink drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1800 (1796)
NPG D17579

Warren Hastings, by Henry Bone, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D17753

Warren Hastings

by Henry Bone, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, circa 1800 (1796)
NPG D17753

Warren Hastings, by William Nutter, published by  Robert Cribb, after  Robert Fulton - NPG D20354

Warren Hastings

by William Nutter, published by Robert Cribb, after Robert Fulton
stipple engraving, published 15 May 1801
NPG D20354

Warren Hastings, by Samuel Freeman, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John James Masquerier - NPG D35560

Warren Hastings

by Samuel Freeman, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John James Masquerier
stipple engraving, published 9 November 1815 (1806)
NPG D35560

Warren Hastings, by Samuel Freeman, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John James Masquerier - NPG D35561

Warren Hastings

by Samuel Freeman, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John James Masquerier
stipple engraving, published 9 November 1815 (1806)
NPG D35561

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Warren Hastings

by and published by William Bromley, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 29 June 1797
NPG D19552

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Warren Hastings

by Sir Richard Rivington Holmes, after John Jones, after John Thomas Seton (Seaton)
pencil on tracing paper, 1887 (1784)
NPG D35207

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