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Warren Hastings

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Warren Hastings, by Lemuel Francis Abbott, 1796 - NPG 1845 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Warren Hastings

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1796
30 in. x 25 in. (764 mm x 633 mm)
Bequeathed by Miss Marian Winter, 1919
Primary Collection
NPG 1845


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

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  • Lemuel Francis Abbott (circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

Birth of Princess Charlotte, only child of George, Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline whose marriage soon quickly and publicly degenerates.

Art and science

Fanny Burney publishes Camilla, one of several influential novels exploring social misunderstanding and the fashionable mode of sensibility. Architect William Chambers completes the building of Somerset House. Collector William Beckford, the richest man in England, begins construction of his gothic fantasy Fonthill Abbey.

International

Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the French armies in Italy and defeats the Austrians at Millesimo and the Piedmontese at Mondovi. Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, arrives in India as a colonel. John Adams is elected President of the United States, defeating Thomas Jefferson by three votes.

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