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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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'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D1360

'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 11 May 1786
NPG D1360

'The friendly agent' (Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III; Warren Hastings; John Scott-Waring), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12364

'The friendly agent' (Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III; Warren Hastings; John Scott-Waring)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1787
NPG D12364

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12374

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1788
NPG D12374

'The bow to the throne, - alias - the begging bow', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12378

'The bow to the throne, - alias - the begging bow'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 6 May 1788
NPG D12378

'Camera-obscura', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12380

'Camera-obscura'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 9 March 1788
NPG D12380

'State-jugglers', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12381

'State-jugglers'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 16 May 1788
NPG D12381

'A dish of mutton-chop's' (William Pitt; Warren Hastings; King George III; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12393

'A dish of mutton-chop's' (William Pitt; Warren Hastings; King George III; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 28 March 1788
NPG D12393

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr', by James Gillray - NPG D12943

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, circa February 1788
NPG D12943

'Cooling the brain or - the little major, shaving the shaver' (Edmund Burke; John Scott-Waring; Warren Hastings), by James Gillray, published by  James Aitken - NPG D12399

'Cooling the brain or - the little major, shaving the shaver' (Edmund Burke; John Scott-Waring; Warren Hastings)

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 8 May 1789
NPG D12399

'The impeachment, - or - 'the father of the gang, turnd Kings evidence'', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12419

'The impeachment, - or - 'the father of the gang, turnd Kings evidence''

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published May 1791
NPG D12419