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Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964
George Fox in Carlisle Dungeon
Part Of:

Collective Title: George Fox His Journal

between 1890 and 1911
Materials & Techniques:
Etching and drypoint on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 9 3/4 x 12 5/16 inches (24.7 x 31.3 cm), Plate: 6 5/16 x 7 7/8 inches (16 x 20 cm), Image: 5 11/16 x 7 7/8 inches (14.4 x 20 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "1st state"; lower right: "2"

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "But I continnued in ye Dungeon amongst ye Moss-Troopers whoe were exceeding lousy. And ye two Joalers(?) were like two Beare-heards, | and ye Heade Joaler was very Cruel, and one time came in a great Rage, and fell abeatinge mee like a packe of wooll, with his great Cudgell, | and then hee fetcht a Fidler, thinking to vex mee thereby; But when he played, I was made to Sing in ye Lords Power, and my Voice droned ym | and struck ym and confounded ym and made ym give over Fidling and goe there ways."; lower right: "George Fox his Journal. Carlisle Dungeon. 1653."

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:
arches | beating | column (architectural element) | correctional institution | criminals | dark | door | dungeon | fiddle | genre subject | hats | historical subject | illustration | interior | laughing | men | music | musician | pillar | prison | prisoners | punishment | Religious Society of Friends | singing | sleeping | stairs | violin
Associated Places:
Carlisle | Carlisle Castle | Cumbria | England | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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