- George Fox Is Beaten in the Steeple-House at Ulverston
- Etching and drypoint on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paperr
- Sheet: 9 5/16 x 11 11/16 inches (23.7 x 29.7 cm), Plate: 5 7/8 x 7 15/16 inches (15 x 20.2 cm), and Image: 5 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (13 x 20 cm)
Lettered in black ink, lower left: "George Fox his Journal. 1652."; lower center: "this Justice-Sawrey (who was the first Stirrer up of cruel Persecution in the North) incenced them against me, and set them on to hate, beat and bruise me | then on a sudden the People were in a Rage; and they fell upon me in the Steeple-house before his Face, and knock't me down, and kickt me, | and trampled upon me, he looking on; And so great was the Uproar, that some People tumbled over their Seats for fear. At last he came, and took me | from the People, and led me out of the Steeple-house, and put me into the Hands of the Constables and other Officers; bidding them Whip me, and | put me out of the Town. Then they led me about a quater of a Mile, taking hold by my Collar, and shook and dragg'd me along."
signed in graphite, lower right: "Robert Spence"; not dated
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Gift of the George School, Newtown, Pennsylvania
- Copyright Status:
- © Estate of the Artist
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- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- beating | books | capes | clubs | crowd | hats | historical subject | illustration | men | punishing | Religious Society of Friends | staffs | violence | whips
- Associated Places:
- Cumbria | England | Europe | Ulverston | United Kingdom
- Associated People:
- Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964, British, George Fox Is Beaten in the Steeple-House at Ulverston, undated
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