Cocktails with a Curator: Stubbs's 'Portrait of Warren Hastings'

June 26, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he considers the life of statesman Warren Hastings, who is depicted in a small watercolor from about 1791 by the prominent British artist George Stubbs. Explore the tumultuous career of Hastings, from his tenure as governor-general of India to a decade-long trial in Westminster Hall upon his return to England. This week’s complementary cocktail is a gin and tonic garnished with a slice of lime.

Cocktail Recipe

Gin and tonic
Bombay Sapphire gin
Tonic water
Slice of lime

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Mocktail Recipe

Mango Lassi
1 cup of yoghurt
1/2 cup of milk
1 cup of mango pulp
all blended together

Sugar (as needed)




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