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Charles James Fox

Charles James Fox, by Thomas Day, 1787 -NPG 6292 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Charles James Fox

by Thomas Day
1787
2 5/8 in. x 2 in. (67 mm x 51 mm) oval
NPG 6292

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated T.D.1787 in the right-hand margin. The back of the silver-gilt case engraved: Rt. Hon Charles James Fox/Thomas Day/1787.

Referenceback to top

Walker 1998
R. J. B. Walker, Miniatures in the National Portrait Gallery, 1998, no.64.

Physical descriptionback to top

Grey eyes, powdered hair, blue coat, silver waistcoat, white neckcloth.

Provenanceback to top

Hon Frederic H. A. Wallop (d. 1953), by whom lent to the Victoria and Albert Museum 1927-49; his nephew Alan Evans, by whom bequeathed to the National Gallery 1974; lent to the NPG until permanently transferred in 1994.

Exhibitionsback to top

Gillray, Tate, 2001 (100d).

Reproductionsback to top

J. Jones 1787 (with a Greek inscription from Aristophanes, Acharnians, 1:531, 'he lightened, he thundered, he set all Greece in turmoil');1 anon.

1 For this identification I am grateful to Prof. Geoffrey Waywell.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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.

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