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Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964, British

George Fox and Captain Keat

Part Of:

Collective Title: George Fox His Journal

between 1890 and 1911
Etching and drypoint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 9 3/16 inches (30.2 x 23.4 cm), Plate: 7 7/8 x 6 15/16 inches (20 x 17.6 cm), and Image: 7 1/8 x 6 7/8 inches (18.1 x 17.4 cm)

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "Next Morning Capt. Keat brings a Kinsman of his into the Room; This evil-minded Man walking huffing up and down the Room | I bade him fear the Lord. Wherupon he ran upon me, and Struck me with both his Hands; and clapping his Leg be- | hind me, would fain have thrown me down if he could; but he could not: for I stood stiff and still, and let him Strike. | And as I looked towards the Door, I saw Capt. Keat look on, where upon I said to him 'Keat, Dost thou allow this? | and he said, He did. 'Is this Manly or Civil, said I. to have us under a Guard, and put a Man to abuse and beat us?"; lower right: "Gerg Fox his Journal. 1655."

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 | bench | captain | casement windows | coats | correctional institution | doorway | fighting | gesture | historical subject | illustration | interior | laughing | men | pipe (smoking equipment) | prison | prisoner | punishment | smoking (activity) | table | violence
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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