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Charles James Fox

(1749-1806), Whig statesman

Sitter associated with 299 portraits
Charles James Fox led the Whig political party and was an opponent of Pitt the Younger. Reckless in politics as at the gaming tables, Fox held office briefly as a Tory under Lord North but soon switched sides leading the opposition through a long political life. Fox supported parliamentary reform in England, independence for America, limited autonomy for Ireland and the regency of George, Prince of Wales. A supporter of the revolutionary cause in France, his credibility was diminished from 1792 by the excesses of the French revolutionaries.

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Charles James Fox, by Thomas Day - NPG 6292

Charles James Fox

by Thomas Day
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1787
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6292

Charles James Fox, after Joseph Nollekens - NPG 139

Charles James Fox

after Joseph Nollekens
terracotta bust, 1791
NPG 139

The House of Commons 1793-94, by Karl Anton Hickel - NPG 745

The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
NPG 745

Charles James Fox, by Karl Anton Hickel - NPG 743

Charles James Fox

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1794
NPG 743

Charles James Fox, by Unknown artist - NPG 1310a

Charles James Fox

by Unknown artist
blue, black and red crayon, with some grey wash, circa 1795-1800
NPG 1310a

Charles James Fox, by Unknown artist - NPG 1310b

Charles James Fox

by Unknown artist
black and red crayon with some pencil, circa 1795-1800
NPG 1310b

Charles James Fox, by Joseph Nollekens - NPG 3887

Charles James Fox

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1805
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3887

Charles James Fox, after Unknown artist - NPG D2363

Charles James Fox

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D2363

Unknown sitter called Charles James Fox, by William Ward, or by  William James Ward - NPG D2380

Unknown sitter called Charles James Fox

by William Ward, or by William James Ward
mezzotint, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D2380

'And Adam had power over all the beasts of the earth', probably by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12288

'And Adam had power over all the beasts of the earth'

probably by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 January 1780
NPG D12288

'Regardez moi', by James Gillray - NPG D12297

'Regardez moi'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, 1781?
NPG D12297

Charles James Fox, by G. Graham, published by  W. Allen, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D37773

Charles James Fox

by G. Graham, published by W. Allen, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1782)
NPG D37773

'Vox populi' (Charles James Fox), by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D2362

'Vox populi' (Charles James Fox)

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D2362

'Paradise lost', by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9562

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D9562

Charles James Fox ('Vox populi'), by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9742

Charles James Fox ('Vox populi')

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9742

'Crumbs of comfort' (Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke), by James Gillray - NPG D12298

'Crumbs of comfort' (Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke)

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, circa August 1782
NPG D12298

'Dame rat, and her poor little ones', by James Gillray, published by  J. Browning - NPG D12301

'Dame rat, and her poor little ones'

by James Gillray, published by J. Browning
hand-coloured etching, published 26 March 1782
NPG D12301

'Aside he turn'd for envy, yet with jealous leer malign, eyd them askance', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12302

'Aside he turn'd for envy, yet with jealous leer malign, eyd them askance'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 December 1782
NPG D12302

'Banco to the knave', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12304

'Banco to the knave'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1782
NPG D12304

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12305

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1782
NPG D12305

'Rodney introducing de Grasse', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12306

'Rodney introducing de Grasse'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 June 1782
NPG D12306

'St George and the dragon' (Charles James Fox; George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12308

'St George and the dragon' (Charles James Fox; George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 June 1782
NPG D12308

'Gloria Mundi, or - the Devil addressing the sun', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12310

'Gloria Mundi, or - the Devil addressing the sun'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 July 1782
NPG D12310

'The Jubilee', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12311

'The Jubilee'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 2 August 1782
NPG D12311

'The discarded viceroy silenced' (Charles James Fox and two others), by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12320

'The discarded viceroy silenced' (Charles James Fox and two others)

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 22 May 1782
NPG D12320

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12321

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 31 May 1782
NPG D12321

'Malagrida and conspirators, consulting the ghost of Oliver Cromwell', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12323

'Malagrida and conspirators, consulting the ghost of Oliver Cromwell'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published June 1782
NPG D12323

'Guy Vaux', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12324

'Guy Vaux'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published circa June 1782
NPG D12324

'Changing places; - alias; Fox stinking the badger out of his nest', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12982

'Changing places; - alias; Fox stinking the badger out of his nest'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 March 1782
NPG D12982

'The minister in. The minister out' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford), by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12983

'The minister in. The minister out' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1782
NPG D12983

'Evacuation before resignation', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12985

'Evacuation before resignation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 May 1782
NPG D12985

'The kettle hooting the porridge-pot' (William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne); Charles James Fox), by James Gillray, published by  P.J. Leatherhead - NPG D12986

'The kettle hooting the porridge-pot' (William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne); Charles James Fox)

by James Gillray, published by P.J. Leatherhead
hand-coloured etching, published 23 July 1782
NPG D12986

'Paradise lost', by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D16764

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D16764

'A coalition medal struck in brass' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox), by James Sayers, published by  Edward Hedges - NPG D9540

'A coalition medal struck in brass' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Sayers, published by Edward Hedges
etching and stipple engraving, published 3 March 1783
NPG D9540

'Qui color ater erat nunc est contrarius atro', by James Sayers, published by  Edward Hedges - NPG D9565

'Qui color ater erat nunc est contrarius atro'

by James Sayers, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 17 March 1783
NPG D9565

'The Coalition Stagecoach', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9567

'The Coalition Stagecoach'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 5 May 1783
NPG D9567

'The mask' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford), by James Sayers, published by  H. Bretherton - NPG D9570

'The mask' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Sayers, published by H. Bretherton
etching and stipple engraving, published 21 May 1783
NPG D9570

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