FRANCIS EDWARD RAWDON-HASTINGS, 1ST MARQUESS OF HASTINGS, KG, PC (1754-1826)
watercolour on ivory; (set in a black frame with gilt metal inset with foliage clasp)
with sitter’s title and details on reverse
3 x 2¼in. (7.62 x 5.72cm)
Born in Moira, County Down, Francis Edward Rawdon-Hastings was an Anglo-Irish British politician and
military officer who served as Governor-General of India (1813-23) and with British forces during the
American Revolutionary War (from May 1774) and the French Revolutionary Wars.
Rawdon-Hastings was an advocate of Irish political issues and a patron of the arts. Thomas Moore was
among his those to benefit from his patronage while Wolfe Tone described him as “The Irish Lafayette” in
relation to his support for Catholic Emancipation. Portraits of Hastings were painted by both Sir Joshua
Reynolds (c.1812) and by Hugh Douglas Hamilton (c.1801).
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