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Warren Hastings

(1732-1818), Governor-General of India

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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 Richard Cosway - NPG 6286

Warren Hastings

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

Warren Hastings, by Thomas Banks - NPG 209

Warren Hastings

by Thomas Banks
bronze bust, 1794, based on a work of 1790
On display on the Second Floor at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 209

'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

'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

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