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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Johnson Fox (1786-1864), Religious and political orator, journalist and Liberal politician; MP for Oldham

Preacher, politician and author; attained celebrity at South Place Chapel, specially built for him, 1824; co-editor of the Monthly Repository; disowned by the Unitarians because of his separation from his wife and the independence of his views; continued in vogue as a preacher; contributed to various newspapers; radical MP, 1847-63; published popular lectures.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.