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Relief - Charles James Fox (1749-1806)
  • Charles James Fox (1749-1806)
    Rouw, Peter the younger, born 1771 - died 1852
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Charles James Fox (1749-1806)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1808 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rouw, Peter the younger, born 1771 - died 1852 (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Relief in tinted wax

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Charles Vine

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a relief medallion made by Peter Rouw in England. The relief is signed and dated 1808, made in tinted wax and representing Charles James Fox, one of the most importnat and controversial Whig politicians of his day.
Peter Rouw (1771-1852) was a successful wax modeller, who specialised in portrait waxes. He was also appointed modeller of gems and cameos to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.

Physical description

Profile portrait, in tinted wax, of the Right Hon. Charles James Fox. Signed and date 1808.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1808 (made)


Rouw, Peter the younger, born 1771 - died 1852 (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Relief in tinted wax

Marks and inscriptions

'Portrait of the Right Hon. Cha. James Fox / Peter Rouw Sculptor / 25 Upper Tichfield Str / Portland Road / London 1808'
On the back.; 1808

'P. Rouw Sculptor London 1808'.
On the truncation.; 1808


Diameter: 16.51 cm

Object history note

Given by Charles Vine, Esq. in 1871.

Historical context note

Posthumous portrait of one of the most important and controversial Whig politicians of his day.

Descriptive line

Medallion, relief in tinted wax, Charles James Fox, by Peter Rouw, English, dated 1808

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1871, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 84




Portraits; Sculpture; Waxes


Sculpture Collection

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