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Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964, British

George Fox at Launceston Gaol

Part Of:

Collective Title: George Fox His Journal

between 1890 and 1911
Etching and drypoint on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 9 3/16 x 11 5/8 inches (23.3 x 29.5 cm), Plate: 5 15/16 x 7 15/16 inches (15.1 x 20.1 cm), and Image: 5 7/16 x 7 13/16 inches (13.8 x 19.9 cm)

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "After this Mahor Desborow came to the Castle-green, and there plaid Bowles with the Justices and others. And Friends were moved to go | to him and admonish him and them of their Spending their Time so vainly; bidding them Confider, That though they professed themselves to | be Christians, yet they gave themselves up to their Pleasures, and kept the Servants of God meanwhile in Prison."; lower right: "George Fox his Journal. Launceston Gaol. 1656."

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 | balls | castle | coats | correctional institution | game | hats | historical subject | illustration | lawn bowls | men | playing | prison | Puritans | religious and mythological subject | Religious Society of Friends | staffs
Associated Places:
Cornwall | England | Launceston | Launceston Castle | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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