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Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings (1754-1826), Army officer and Politician; Governor-General of India

Sitter in 44 portraits
An Irish army officer and politician, Hastings was widely commended for his bravery during the American War of Independence (1775-83). On his return to Ireland in 1781, he was captured by the French army but was soon after released in Paris in a prisoner exchange. After returning to Britain, Hastings became the close friend of the Prince Regent and a supporter of Irish Catholic relief. In 1812, he was appointed governor-general of India but resigned nine years later due to his implication in a financial scandal.

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Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings

attributed to Hugh Douglas Hamilton
oil on panel, circa 1801
NPG 2696

6293

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings

by Thomas Mitchell, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
watercolour on ivory laid on card, (circa 1804)
NPG 6293

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

D12401

'A scene on Tuesday the 26th of May between a prince - and - a poltron'

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 27 May 1789
NPG D12401

D13053

'The funeral procession of Miss Regency'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1789
NPG D13053

D35570

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings

by and published by John Jones, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 May 1792 (1789-1790)
NPG D35570

D12633

'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 March 1798
NPG D12633

D12672

'Meeting of the monied interest'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 13 December 1798
NPG D12672

D12693

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings ('A man of importance')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 May 1799
NPG D12693

D13096

'Exhibition of a democratic-transparency, - with its effect upon patriotic feelings'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 15 April 1799
NPG D13096

D12754

'The Union Club'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1801
NPG D12754

D12768

'Preliminaries of peace! - or - John Bull, and his little friends "marching to Paris"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 October 1801
NPG D12768

D12832

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings ('A hint to young officers')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 9 July 1804
NPG D12832

D12833

'The reconciliation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 November 1804
NPG D12833

D13107

'L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand cooperation meeting at St Ann's Hill'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 June 1804
NPG D13107

D13108

'Middlesex-election. 1804'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 7 August 1804
NPG D13108