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Creator:
Print made by Robert Spence, 1871–1964, British
Title:
George Fox Comes to London After the Great Fire
Date:
undated
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B2009.26.19
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
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)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:62013
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