Lord Clive Receiving the Homage of the Nawab by Francis Hayman

A 'modello' for one of the four decorative canvases that Hayman painted for the Rotunda Saloon in Vauxhall Gardens.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
102 x 127 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £2,800)
Acquired in:
1979
Vendor:
Christie's

It depicts Clive receiving the homage of Jafar Ali after the Battle of Plasey (1757), when he installed him as Nawab of Bengal.

Provenance

Anon sale, Christie's June 1922.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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