Published as the Act directs July 1 1795. No.5, Curzon Street.
Stipple engraving with soft-ground etching with very large margins, platemark 317 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"). On wove paper; crease lower left.
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), governor-general of India (1786-1793) and lord-lieutenant of Ireland (1798-1801). After serving in the American War of Independence (, Cornwallis became the first governor-general appointed under the terms of Pitt's East India Act. Famous for his reforming administration, Cornwallis established the Cornwallis (or Bengal) code for stamping out corruption and pioneered a more professional, salaried civil service. His improvements had valuable long-term consequences for the effective government of India. From the portrait by Henry Walton (Moyses Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds).
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