A View of the Tryal of Warren Hastings Esq.r, befor the Court of Peers in Westminster Hall, on an Impeachment at the Bar of the House of Lords, by the Commons of Great Britain, in Parliament assembled, February 13. 1788.
London Publish'd Jan.y 3. 1789 by R. Pollard, Engraver, No. 15 Braynes Row, Spa Fields.
Aquatint. Very scarce. Sheet size: 465 x 680mm (18¼ x 26¾"). Trimmed inside plate. Damaged in title area.
A highly detailed scene of the trial at Warren Hastings at the Court of Peers in Westminster Hall, the galleries packed with spectators. Hastings (1732 - 1818) was the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and thereby the first de facto Governor-General of India from 1773 to 1785. He was accused of corruption and impeached in 1787, but after a long trial he was acquitted in 1795. He was made a Privy Counsellor in 1814.
Ex collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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