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Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964

George Fox Is Stoned by the Crowd at Walney Island

Part Of:

Collective Title: George Fox His Journal

between 1890 and 1911
Materials & Techniques:
Etching and drypoint on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 11 1/16 x 9 1/8 inches (28.1 x 23.1 cm), Plate: 7 13/16 x 5 inches (19.9 x 12.7 cm), Image: 6 7/8 x 4 15/16 inches (17.5 x 12.5 cm)

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "Having got knowledge of my coming many of the Town rushed out with Clubs and Stones | and Fishing Poles, crying, Kill him; knock him on the Head, but the Lords Power preserved me, and at | length I got up upon my feet; but they beat me down again into the Boat: which James Lancaster | observing, he presetly came into the Boat, and set me over the Water from them; but while | we were on the Water within their Reach, they struck at us with long Poles, and stoned us."; lower right: "George Fox his Journal. Walney Island. 1652."

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:
beating | boat | clubs | crowd | fishing poles | hats | historical subject | illustration | men | oars | religious and mythological subject | Religious Society of Friends | rocks (landforms) | rowing | stairs | stoning | violence | wall
Associated Places:
Cumbria | England | Europe | United Kingdom | Walney Island
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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