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Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964, British

George Fox Preaching at Carlisle

Part Of:

Collective Title: George Fox His Journal

between 1897 and 1912
Etching and drypoint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 11 7/16 x 14 1/16 inches (29 x 35.7 cm), Plate: 7 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches (18.8 x 24.7 cm), and Image: 6 5/8 x 9 11/16 inches (16.9 x 24.6 cm)

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "G. Fox his Journal. Carlisle. 1653."; lower center: "On the Market-day I went up to the Market-Cross. Now the Magistrates had both threatened and sent their Serjeants. And the Magistrates | Wives had said, That if I came there, they would pluck the Hair from off my Head; Nevertheless I went upon the Cross; and there declared unto them, "That the day | of the Lord was coming upon all their deceitful Ways and Doings'. And after I had declared the Word of Life to the People, the Throng being so great, that | the Serjeants could not g et to me, nor the Magistrates Wives come at me; I passed away quietly."

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:
audience | chaos | children | coats | column (architectural element) | genre subject | gesture | guards | hats | historical subject | houses | illustration | market (event) | market cross | men | oration | peasants | pillar | preacher | proclamation | Religious Society of Friends | sermon | speech | town | village | women
Associated Places:
Carlisle | Cumbria | England | Europe | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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