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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 medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches (23.2 x 29.8 cm), Plate: 5 7/16 x 5 11/16 inches (13.8 x 14.4 cm), and Image: 4 11/16 x 5 11/16 inches (11.9 x 14.4 cm)

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "There was a Captain of Horse in that Town, and he rode out of Town with me about Seven Miles; this | Captain was the fattest, merryest, cherefulst Man, and the most given to Laughter, that ever I met with; | insomuch that I was several times moved of the Lord, to speak in the dreadful Power of the Lord | to him; and yet it was become so customary to him, he would presently laugh at anythting, that he saw. | But I Still admonished him to come to Sobriety."; lower right: "Georg Fox his Journal. Weymouth 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:
captain | coats | hats | historical subject | horses (animals) | humor | illustration | laughing | men | religious and mythological subject | Religious Society of Friends | riders, horseback | sash | smiling | sword
Associated Places:
Dorset | England | Europe | United Kingdom | Weymouth
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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