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English, late 18th century. Oil on canvas, mounted on plywood, unframed, after the original by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792). Identified in an inscription l.r., unsigned; 26.5 x 21 in. (board).
Charles James Fox (1749-1806) was a Whig politician who spent most of his four decades in British public service as a critic of the reigning government. During the American Revolution he was a frequent critic of the Crown's policies toward the colonies, denouncing the King as well as Lord North, whom he considered the blundering pilot who had brought the nation into its present difficulties .... he has lost a whole continent.