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Warren Hastings

5 of 46 portraits of Warren Hastings

Warren Hastings, by Thomas Banks, 1794 (1790) - NPG 209 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Warren Hastings

by Thomas Banks
bronze bust, 1794 (1790)
27 1/2 in. (699 mm) high
Purchased, 1866
Primary Collection
NPG 209


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

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  • Thomas Banks (1735-1805), Sculptor. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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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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