The Hon. Charles James Fox, MP (1749–1806) (after Sir Joshua Reynolds)

John Rising (1753 – London 1817)
National Trust Inventory Number 1129246

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1784 - 1790
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1240 x 970 mm
Place of origin England
Collection Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, The Hon. Charles James Fox, MP (1749–1806) by John Rising (1753 – London 1817). Three-quarter-length portrait, turned to left, head to right, wearing a blue coat and yellow waistcoat, his right hand resting on a table on which lie some papers, one of which appears to be dated 1784. The inscription is indistinct but probably refers, as in the original by Reynolds, to the Bill of 1784 for regulating the affairs of the East India Company.

Provenance

In Agar-Ellis 1817 catalogue of Hardwick Hall; thence by inheritance until, following the death of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895 - 1950), Hardwick Hall and its contents were accepted by HM Treasury in part payment of death duties and transferred to the National Trust, in 1959

Credit line

Hardwick Hall, The Devonshire Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

John Rising (1753 – London 1817), artist
after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), artist

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Periods
Maker John Rising (1753 – London 1817) (1)
Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792) (603)
Subjects The Rt. Hon. Charles James Fox MP (1749-1806) (20)
Portrait (2203)
Object Type Oil painting (9717)

Record Status

Enhanced

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