Portrait of Charles James Fox (1749-1806) by James Gillray

Fox was the leading Whig of his generation and features in many of Gillray’s most important prints.

Details

Medium:
Ink & watercolour
Dimensions:
9.8 x 7.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£776 ( Total: £1,976)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Estate of Tony Banks

Gillray went to the gallery of the House of Commons from time to time and perhaps drew this sketch there. This drawing allows the museum to explain to visitors how Gillray worked and can be used in conjunction with sketchbooks by contemporary cartoonists such as Steve Bell to draw out parallels between Georgian caricaturists and contemporary cartoonists.

Provenance

The estate of Tony Banks, the late Lord Stratford.

Venue details

Cartoon Museum 35 Little Russell Street, LONDON London WC1A 2HH 020 7580 8155 www.cartoonmuseum.org

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7)

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