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Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964, British

George Fox and Captain Keat

Part Of:

Collective Title: George Fox His Journal

between 1890 and 1911
Etching and drypoint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 8 13/16 x 10 1/4 inches (22.4 x 26.1 cm), Plate: 5 7/8 x 6 15/16 inches (15 x 17.6 cm), and Image: 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches (13.7 x 17.4 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Philip Freeman | "78""

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "Next Morning Capt Keat brings a Kinsman of his into ye Room; This evil-minded Man walking huffing up & down ye Room & I bid him | fear ye Lord; & he cums upon me & struck me with both his hands & clappt his Leg behind me & would feign have thrown | me down: but I stood stiffed & still & let him strike. And as I looked towards the Door, I saw Capt Keat look on where upon I said | to him Keat, Dost thou allow this?. & he said he did. Is this Manly or Civil said I, to have us under a Guard | & put a Man to abuse us & beate us?"; lower right: "G Fox his journal. 1636."

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:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arch | beating | captain | coats | correctional institution | doorway | fighting | gesture | hats | historical subject | illustration | interior | laughing | men | pipe (smoking equipment) | prison | prisoner | punishment | Religious Society of Friends | smoking (activity) | tables | violence
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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