Trial of Warren Hastings

Warren Hastings, Governor-General of India, was the subject of an impeachment and trial after his return to England. The procedure was lengthy, the trial itself commenced in 1788 with Hastings only being found not guilty in 1795. The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India (D1360), published in 1786, anticipates the trial. Gillray shows Hastings in a straightforward portrait, albeit wearing eastern dress and mounted on a camel. Edmund Burke, Lord North, and Charles James Fox, his leading opponents, are by contrast heavily caricatured. As well as corrupt self-enrichment, represented by the money bags in Political Banditti, Hastings was accused of physical oppression of Indians.

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'Progress of the toilet - The stays - Plate 1'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 26 February 1810
NPG D12944

'Progress of the toilet - The wig - Plate 2'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 26 February 1810
NPG D12945

'Progress of the toilet - Dress completed - Plate 3'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 26 February 1810
NPG D12946

'The graces in a high wind'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 26 May 1810
NPG D12947

'" - A little music" - or - the delights of harmony'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 20 May 1810
NPG D12948

'Grace, fashion, and manners. From the life'
by James Gillray, published by George Humphrey
published circa 1818 (1810)
NPG D12949

'A pinch of cephalic'
by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey, after James Gillray
published 25 January 1822
NPG D12950

John Philpot Curran ('The master of the scrolls')
probably by James Gillray, published by McCleary
published circa 1809
NPG D12951

'A little snuggerer'
by James Gillray, possibly after Francis Hawksworth (Hawkesworth)
published circa 1801
NPG D12952

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