Pitt and Fox : The Great Rivals Exhibition 20 October 2006

To mark the bicentenary of the deaths of William Pitt the Younger and Charles James Fox in 1806, the Advisory Committee on Works of Art held an exhibition in Portcullis House. The exhibition was held in memory of the late Tony Banks, Lord Stratford, who died suddenly in January of this year, aged 62. Lord Stratford was Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Works of Art between 2000 and 2005 and it was his suggestion that an exhibition be held to mark the bicentenary of Pitt and Fox's deaths. Sally, Lady Stratford officially launched the exhibition.

The exhibition included works of art from the House of Commons and House of Lords Collections and from other galleries, museums and private collections. It looked at the lives of those two great opponents and their social and political circles.

The exhibition was on display in the Atrium from 18th September to 26th October, and was accessible to over 4,000 members of the general public who visited during London Open House Weekend on 16th and 17th September.

Mr Hugo Swire MP, Chairman of the Committee, and Sally, Lady Stratford at the official launch of the exhibition

Photography by Terry Moore

Open House Weekend 16-17 September 2006

Photograhy by Terry Moore

The Great Rivals Exhibition

Photography by Terry Moore