George Fox. Aetat 30.Founder of the Sect of the People called Quakers. From the original painting by Honthorst, done in the year 1654, now in the Possession of Thomas Clio Rickman.
Published May 1799 by T.C. Rickman No.7 Upper Marylbone Street, London, as the Act directs.
Stipple with very large margins, platemark 305 x 230mm (12 x 9").
Portrait of George Fox (1624 - 1691), Founder of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, aged thirty; he looks upwards, his hands raised in devotion, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and a cape. In 1653 Fox headed to London, but he was arrested on the way. In March 1654 (the year Honthorst is supposed to have painted the portrait from which this print is engraved) he was given an audience with Oliver Cromwell, and 'made a good enough impression for Cromwell to order the release of his guest' (DNB). Fox then spent some time preaching in the capital before leaving. After Gerard van Honthorst (1590 - 1656).
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