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John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth (1751-1834), Governor-General of India

Sitter in 7 portraits
Teignmouth sailed for India in 1768 as a writer for the East India Company, a trading organisation with effective political control of Britain's Asian territories. He was controversially appointed Governor-General of India in 1792. The statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke protested vainly at the choice. He accused Teignmouth of being 'a principal actor and party in certain offences' for which the corrupt former Governor-General of Bengal, Warren Hastings, had infamously stood trial in 1787. In the event, Teignmouth's time in office was largely successful. His failure to deal with the trouble brewing in Mysore - resulting in the war of 1789-92 - was, however, harshly criticised.

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John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

by William Walker, published by John Hatchard, after George Richmond
stipple and line engraving, published 1843 (1832)
NPG D15223


John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

by Thomas Cheesman, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after Michael Keeling
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1816
NPG D40448


John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

by Henry Edward Dawe, after Henry Perronet Briggs
mezzotint, circa 1823
NPG D40449


John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after George Richmond
mezzotint, circa 1836 (1832)
NPG D40450


John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

by and published by William Walker, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, published March 1839
NPG D40447