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Charles James Fox

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Charles James Fox, by Joseph Nollekens, 1805 - NPG 3887 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles James Fox

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1805
26 1/2 in. (673 mm) high
Given by P. Leigh-Smith, 1953
Primary Collection
NPG 3887


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  • Charles James Fox (1749-1806), Whig statesman. Sitter associated with 299 portraits.

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  • Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823), Sculptor. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.

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Carved for William Smith, MP, and inscribed in Latin with a motto translating as 'Charles, alone in our time revived the oratory of Demosthenes', referring to Fox's reputation as a great parliamentary speaker.

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