Warren Hastings

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Warren Hastings

by Thomas Gaugain, published by John Brydon, after Simon de Koster, after Thomas Banks
stipple engraving, published February 1798 (1790)
20 3/8 in. x 15 3/8 in. (518 mm x 389 mm) plate size; 22 7/8 in. x 21 in. (580 mm x 534 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1890
Reference Collection
NPG D35562

Sitterback to top

  • Warren Hastings (1732-1818), Governor-General of India. Sitter associated with 48 portraits.

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  • Thomas Banks (1735-1805), Sculptor. Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • John Brydon (active 1783-1804), Printseller. Artist or producer associated with 11 portraits.
  • Thomas Gaugain (1756?-1810?), Engraver and painter. Artist or producer associated with 9 portraits.
  • Simon de Koster (1767-1831), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 12 portraits.

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To meet war costs, William Pitt introduces a Finance Bill which levies income tax for the first time.

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William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads; a key publication for the romantic movement in poetry. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner opens the volume.
Publisher and printseller Rudolph Ackermann establishes his popular 'Repository of the Arts' shop, gallery, library and social centre on the Strand.


Uprising of the United Irishmen: a republican rebellion which attempted to achieve Ireland's total independence by force with the aid of a French invasion. It was only narrowly defeated.
Battle of the Nile. Napoleon's visionary Egyptian campaign offers British first major victory as Nelson destroys the French fleet.

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