The Trial of Warren Hastings

Cock & Co. (Publisher)1788

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Fan with plain wooden sticks.

The paper leaf is printed with a line engraving in brown entitled, 'A View of the Trial of Warren Hastings, Esq., at Westminster Hall'.  Published as the Act directs by Cock & Co., No. 36, Snow Hill, Sept. 22nd 1788.'  The background is engraved with a diaper pattern and embroidered with sequins and metal thread.

Warren Hastings (1732 - 1818) was the first Governor General of India (1773-85).  He was unjustly accused of corruption in relation to dealings with Indian rulers in 1787 and subsequently impeached.  The trial that followed lasted until 1795 when he was eventually acquitted.

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  • Title: The Trial of Warren Hastings
  • Creator: Cock & Co. (Publisher)
  • Date Created: 1788
  • Location: English
  • Physical Dimensions: 24 cm
  • Provenance: Formerly in th McHale Collection
  • Type: Fan
  • Medium: Wood, paper, sequins, thread