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

George Fox and the Old Priest

Part Of:

Collective Title: George Fox His Journal

Date:
between 1890 and 1911
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 7/16 x 12 inches (24 x 30.5 cm), Plate: 6 1/8 x 6 15/16 inches (15.6 x 17.6 cm), and Image: 5 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches (13.9 x 17.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Letterd in black ink, lower center: "beinge one day att ye house of this Scotch Priest, aforsaid, I saw a Doggelike nature in | him, and I was moved to tell him he was a Dogge, that made him rage and madd, and in madnesse he broke | his Cane upon ye Grounde, and said he would have my Life, or This, and he woulde give his Head if | I was not knockt doune within a Month."; lower right: "George Fox his Journal. Stath, 1651."

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:
B2009.26.9
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
coats | doors | dress | gesture | historical subject | illustration | interior | men | minister | priest | Religious Society of Friends | robes | woman
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:62003
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