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Thomas Oldham Barlow

(1824-1889), Engraver and etcher

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 41 portraits
Thomas Oldham Barlow, engraver and etcher, was born in Manchester. He was apprenticed to a firm of engravers before moving to London. In 1849, he exhibited his first work at the Gallery of the Society of British Artists, and two years later, he began exhibiting at the Royal Academy. He engraved works after Sir John Everet Millais, John Philip, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, Richard Ansell and J.M.W. Turner. In 1873, Barlow was elected an honorary member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. He was also elected a member of the Etching Club, whose secretary he was for many years. Barlow was elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy in 1873, and became a Royal Academician in 1881.

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John Baskerville, by Thomas Oldham Barlow - NPG D1025

John Baskerville

by Thomas Oldham Barlow
line engraving, (1780s-1790s)
NPG D1025

William Marshall, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, printed by  W. Hatton, after  Philip Westcott - NPG D38274

William Marshall

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, printed by W. Hatton, after Philip Westcott
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D38274

Robert Fulton, by Thomas Oldham Barlow - NPG D8107

Robert Fulton

by Thomas Oldham Barlow
mixed-method engraving
NPG D8107

Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  Thomas Crane - NPG D11175

Harvey Lonsdale Elmes

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Thomas Crane
mezzotint and stipple engraving, published 1849
NPG D11175

George Cornwall Legh, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, published by  Thomas Agnew, after  Philip Westcott - NPG D37261

George Cornwall Legh

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, published by Thomas Agnew, after Philip Westcott
mezzotint, published 8 July 1850
NPG D37261

William Symington, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  David Octavius Hill - NPG D6912

William Symington

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after David Octavius Hill
mixed-method engraving
NPG D6912

probably John Rennie Sr, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D8292

probably John Rennie Sr

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Unknown artist
mixed-method engraving
NPG D8292

John Ericsson, by Thomas Oldham Barlow - NPG D16438

John Ericsson

by Thomas Oldham Barlow
mixed-method engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D16438

Sir William Fairbairn, 1st Bt, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, published by  Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after  Philip Westcott - NPG D36920

Sir William Fairbairn, 1st Bt

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Philip Westcott
mezzotint, published 1 January 1852
NPG D36920

Robert Newton, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after and published by  Henry Calvert - NPG D38751

Robert Newton

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after and published by Henry Calvert
mixed-method engraving, published 17 March 1852
NPG D38751

Jonathan Brooks, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  Philip Westcott - NPG D32189

Jonathan Brooks

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Philip Westcott
mixed-method engraving, published 1853
NPG D32189

Sir Henry Irving, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG D8100

Sir Henry Irving

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
mezzotint
NPG D8100

Sir William Sterndale Bennett, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG D8104

Sir William Sterndale Bennett

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
mezzotint, late 19th century
NPG D8104

Sir James Paget, 1st Bt, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG D8105

Sir James Paget, 1st Bt

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
mixed-method engraving
NPG D8105

Sir John Fowler, 1st Bt, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG D8106

Sir John Fowler, 1st Bt

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
stipple engraving
NPG D8106

Henry Bell, by Thomas Oldham Barlow - NPG D8108

Henry Bell

by Thomas Oldham Barlow
mixed-method engraving, late 19th century
NPG D8108

John Ericsson, by Thomas Oldham Barlow - NPG D8109

John Ericsson

by Thomas Oldham Barlow
mixed-method engraving
NPG D8109

Edmund Cartwright, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  Robert Fulton - NPG D11144

Edmund Cartwright

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Robert Fulton
mezzotint, published 1862
NPG D11144

The House of Commons, 1860, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  John Phillip - NPG D1396

The House of Commons, 1860

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mezzotint, 1863 or after
NPG D1396

Augustus Leopold Egg, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  John Phillip - NPG D42761

Augustus Leopold Egg

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mixed method engraving, circa 1865
NPG D42761

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