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Creator:
Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964, British
Title:

George Fox Shows His Leather Breeches at Hellett

Part Of:

Collective Title: George Fox His Journal

Date:
between 1890 and 1911
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 15/16 x 9 15/16 inches (20.1 x 25.3 cm), Plate: 5 15/16 x 7 15/16 inches (15.1 x 20.1 cm), and Image: 5 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches (13.6 x 20 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "And there was a Captain stoode uppe after ye meeting was donne and asked mee where my Leather Britches was.? and I lett ye Man run | on awile and att last I helde uppe my Coate and saide 'Heere is my leather Britches which frightens all ye Priests and Professors."; lower right: "George Fox his Journal."

Signed in graphite, lower right: "Robert Spence"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of the George School, Newtown, Pennsylvania
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B2009.26.2
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
benches | breeches (trousers) | capes | chairs | coats | hats | historical subject | illustration | meeting | men | Quaker meeting house | Religious Society of Friends | staffs
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:61996
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