5 of 46 portraits of Warren Hastings
by Thomas Banks
bronze bust, 1794 (1790)
27 1/2 in. (699 mm) high
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Sitterback to top
- Warren Hastings (1732-1818), Governor-General of India. Sitter associated with 46 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Thomas Banks (1735-1805), Sculptor. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Banks described Hastings's features and 'grand' forehead as 'the finest he had seen in modern heads'. This bust was eventually carved in marble, but Banks cast a number of bronzes from a terracotta model.
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- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 241
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 287