Cheyt-Syngs' Ghost

Cheyt-Syngs' Ghost

C018/9465 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 68.3MB

Downloadable file size: 7.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cheyt-Syngs' Ghost, This hand-coloured engraving depicts a woman, possibly Queen Charlotte, reading a book inscribed 'The State of India'. She sits in front of a cupboard stacked with bags of money. Warren Hastings, on the right, stands transfixed in horror at the apparition of Chait Singh, the Raja of Benares, who had rebelled against Hastings' land taxes. The artist, who depicts Chait Singh wearing a noose, appears to have confused him with Nanda Kumar, another key figure in Hastings' impeachment, who had been hanged for forgery in 1775. Published :1788

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: caricature, cartoon, cheyt syng, engraving, exchange media, finance, financial, financial concept, ghost, ghosts, historical, history, illustration techniques, image techniques, land tax, money, satire, satirical, supernatural being, tax, taxation, visual and verbal communication, visual works

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.