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Warren Hastings, by Tilly Kettle, circa 1772 - NPG 81 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Warren Hastings

by Tilly Kettle
oil on canvas, circa 1772
27 in. x 22 1/2 in. (686 mm x 572 mm)
Purchased, 1859
Primary Collection
NPG 81


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  • Warren Hastings (1732-1818), Governor-General of India. Sitter associated with 46 portraits.

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  • Tilly Kettle (1735-1786), Painter. Artist associated with 19 portraits.

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Current affairs

Somersett's Case: William Murrary, 1st Earl of Mansfield, the Lord Chief Justice, outlaws slavery in England after the case of American slave John Somersett is brought before him. Royal Marriages Act requires the monarch's consent for the marriage of all members of the royal family.

Art and science

Chemist Daniel Rutherford demonstrates his method for isolating nitrogen from other gases. Inventor James Watt produces the first micrometer to simply and accurately measure small distances. It is to prove crucial in the development of early machinery. Britain's first trunk canal, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, opens for business.

International

Swiss pastor Johann Kaspar Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy revive the study of character through outward appearance. Captain James Cook sets off, aboard HMS Resolution, on his second Pacific voyage. First partition of Poland marks the start of Poland's disappearance as an independent state.

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