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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 and published by John Jones, and published by  William Austin, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D37775

Charles James Fox

by and published by John Jones, and published by William Austin, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 November 1784
NPG D37775

Charles James Fox, by and published by John Jones, and published by  William Austin, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D37776

Charles James Fox

by and published by John Jones, and published by William Austin, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 November 1784
NPG D37776

Charles James Fox ('The fall of Phaeton'), by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9743

Charles James Fox ('The fall of Phaeton')

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 6 January 1784
NPG D9743

'The mirror of patriotism' (Charles James Fox; Oliver Cromwell (in mirror)), by James Sayers, published by  James Bretherton - NPG D9749

'The mirror of patriotism' (Charles James Fox; Oliver Cromwell (in mirror))

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 20 January 1784
NPG D9749

Charles James Fox ('A hasty sketch of yesterday's business'), by James Sayers, published by  James Bretherton - NPG D9750

Charles James Fox ('A hasty sketch of yesterday's business')

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 3 March 1784
NPG D9750

Charles James Fox ('The contents of the sneezing bag analyzed'), by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9751

Charles James Fox ('The contents of the sneezing bag analyzed')

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 27 February 1784
NPG D9751

'Cui bono publico bono' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford), by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9752

'Cui bono publico bono' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 9 February 1784
NPG D9752

'Pand[e]monium', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12234

'Pand[e]monium'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 12 January 1784
NPG D12234

'General Blackbeard wounded at the battle of Leadenhall', by John Boyne, published by  Edward Hedges - NPG D12344

'General Blackbeard wounded at the battle of Leadenhall'

by John Boyne, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 5 January 1784
NPG D12344

'The Departure', by Thomas Rowlandson, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D14836

'The Departure'

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1784
NPG D14836

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox, by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9549

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 12 April 1785
NPG D9549

'Cicero in Catilinam', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12236

'Cicero in Catilinam'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 17 March 1785
NPG D12236

'Concerto coalitionale', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12238

'Concerto coalitionale'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 7 June 1785
NPG D12238

'Morning preparation' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12348

'Morning preparation' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 25 February 1785
NPG D12348

'Evening consolation' (Edmund Burke; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12349

'Evening consolation' (Edmund Burke; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 25 February 1785
NPG D12349

Charles James Fox ('Ahitophel in the dumps'), by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12351

Charles James Fox ('Ahitophel in the dumps')

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
etching, published 30 July 1785
NPG D12351

'Westminster school. or - Dr Busby settling accounts with Master-Billy and his playmates', by James Gillray, published by  James Ridgway - NPG D12993

'Westminster school. or - Dr Busby settling accounts with Master-Billy and his playmates'

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
hand-coloured etching, published 4 February 1785
NPG D12993

'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D1360

'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 11 May 1786
NPG D1360

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