Item 001/40 - Warren Hastings, a copy after Sir Arthur William Devis

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-001/40


Warren Hastings, a copy after Sir Arthur William Devis


  • 19th Century (Creation)

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1 item, Oil on canvas

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Archival history

From the Harewood House Collection. Presented to the school in 1952 by HRH the Princess Royal and the Earl of Harewood. This is a poor and reduced copy of the Devis portrait in the National Portrait Gallery. The Mr Hudson acknowledge on the frame is presumably Henry Hudson who made an engraving of this portrait in 17845. The original is regarded as the property of the Governors-General of Bengal.

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Scope and content

Three-quarters length portrait of Hastings seated on a wooden chair with red upholstery, facing half right; he wears white stockings, brown coat; his right arm rests upon the chair, while his left dangles in front of him; there is a book on a small table to the left of the picture. Inscribed on the frame with the name of the sitter

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Conditions governing access

Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School

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60" x 48"

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Westminster School Archive

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  • English


  • Latin


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