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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.