Marquess Cornwallis, K.G.
|Title||Marquess Cornwallis, K.G.|
|Museum Name||Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata|
|Main Artist||Henry Hudson (active 1782-1794), from a painting by Arthur William Devis (1762-1822)|
|Artist's Life Date / Bio Data||18th century|
|Provenance||H H The Raja of Hill Tippera, 1904|
|Period / Year of Work||1794|
|Brief Description||Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of the British East India Company's Empire in India, 1786-93. Served in the American War of Independence and the campaign against the Irish rebellion. Won an abiding fame during his first Indian administration by introducing the Permanent Settlement in 1793. He came back to India in 1805 for a second term in office, but died within a few months of his arrival.|