Warren Hastings Esq.r
London Published by Allen & West, 15 Paternoster Row, Nov.1. 1796.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 172 x 114mm. 6¾ x 4½". Watermark in lower margin.
Warren Hastings (1732-1818), the first Governor-General of India from 1772 until 1785. He transformed the East India Company from a trading organisation into a great military and naval power. He established full-scale British civil administration in India, but his methods led to a trial for corruption at which he was acquitted in 1795.
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