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Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964, British

George Fox Walks Through Whitehall

Part Of:

Collective Title: George Fox His Journal

between 1890 and 1911
Etching and drypoint on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 11 1/2 x 9 3/16 inches (29.2 x 23.4 cm), Plate: 7 3/8 x 5 15/16 inches (18.8 x 15.1 cm), and Image: 6 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches (17.1 x 15 cm)

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "But about Midnight, or Soon affter, the Drums beat, and the Cry was, Arm, Arm. I got out of Bed, took Boat, and Landing | at Whitehall Stairs, walked through Whitehall. They looked Stragely on me there; but I went on to the Pell Mell, | though it was now grown dangerous passing the Streets: For by this time the City and the Suburbs were up in Arms, and ex- | ceeding rude the People and Soldiers were; insomuch that they knockt down Henry Fell, going to a Friends House: and he | had been killed, if the Duke of York had not come by."; lower right: "George Fox his Journal. London: 1660."

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:
armed forces | buildings | cane | doorway | drums (membranophones) | evening | historical subject | houses | illustration | light | men | night | procession | Religious Society of Friends | rifles | sidewalks | soldiers | streets | walking | woman
Associated Places:
England | Greater London | London | United Kingdom | Whitehall
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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