- George Fox Comes to London After the Great Fire
- Etching and drypoint on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
- Sheet: 11 11/16 x 18 7/16 inches (29.7 x 46.8 cm), Plate: 8 15/16 x 13 15/16 inches (22.7 x 35.4 cm), and Image: 8 3/8 x 13 13/16 inches (21.3 x 35.1 cm)
Lettered in black ink, lower center: "I came at last to London, weak with Three Tears of cruel and hard Imprisonments; and my Joints so stiff and benummed that I coulde hardely gett on my Horse or bend my Jointes. Beinge come to London [which was large and pretius] I walkt into the Ruines of the City that was burnt accordinge as the Worde of the Lorde come to mee concerneinge if | Several Teeres before."; lower right: "George Fox his Journal. 1666."
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:
- burnt | churches | cityscape | clouds | death | fire | historical subject | illustration | man | rain | Religious Society of Friends | ruins | skulls (skeleton components)
- Associated Places:
- England | Europe | Greater London | London | United Kingdom
- Associated People:
- Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964, British, George Fox Comes to London After the Great Fire, undated
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