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Fox Refusing Oath - Public domain photogrpaph

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Fox Refusing Oath - Public domain photogrpaph

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Depicts the scene at Holker Hall, in 1663, when the oath was tendered to George Fox by the justices of the neighbourhood. This work was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1864, and won for the artist the gold medal for historical painting. The idea and commission for the picture were given in 1863 by the late Mr. John Stewart, and we are informed that Mr. Pettie was at the greatest pain to secure the correctness of the costumes and details. George Fox is the prominent figure, Margaret Fell is sitting. The justice at the end, stretching out his hand, is Justice Rawlinson. (Whitten, p. 7-8)

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exhibited at the royal academy summer exhibition
exhibited at the royal academy summer exhibition