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Francis Barlow (active 1648-died 1704), Painter and etcher

Artist associated with 62 portraits
Lincolnshire-born Barlow was apprenticed to the portrait painter William Shepherd. From around 1653, he worked in London as a painter of animals, birds, and country life. In the 1650s and early 1660s, and between 1685 and 1694, Barlow designed sets of natural history plates, which were etched by Wenceslaus Hollar, Richard Gaywood, Jan Griffier, and Francis Place. These prints continued to be published well into the following century and were an important source for artists and craftsmen of succeeding generations.

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D9510

Edward Benlowes

by Francis Barlow
etching, published 1652
NPG D9510

D22716

'Oliver Cromwell between Two Pillars'

by William Faithorne, after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1658
NPG D22716

D2233

'The Emblems of England' (Oliver Cromwell)

attributed to William Faithorne, after Francis Barlow, after Unknown artist
stipple and etching, 1658
NPG D2233

D29395

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Francis Barlow, sold by Steven Lye
line engraving, circa 1665-1675
NPG D29395

D13256

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by Francis Barlow, sold by Steven Lye
etching, circa 1665-1675
NPG D13256

D29795

John Bunyan

possibly by Francis Barlow
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29795

D23011(a)

'Mr Dugdale in Staffordshire reading several letters relateing to the Plott' (Stephen Dugdale)

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(a)

D23011(b)

'Mr Jeninso examin'd by ye Privy Councell' (Robert Jenison)

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(b)

D23011(c)

'Pickerin attempts to kill ye K. in St James Park' (Thomas Pickering)

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(c)

D23011(d)

'Gavan informs the Fathers of the affairs in Staffordshire' (John Gavan)

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(d)

D23011(e)

'Fenwick at Dover, sending Students to St Omers' (John Caldwell (John Fenwick))

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(e)

D23011(f)

'The Consult at Wild House'

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(f)

D23011(g)

'Sr. William Waller burning Popish books, Images and Reliques' (Sir William Waller)

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(g)

D23011(h)

'Pickerin Executed' (Thomas Pickering)

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(h)

D23011(i)

'Severall Jesuitts receiving Commissions to Stir the People to Rebellion in Scotland'

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(i)

D23011(j)

'Whitebread made Provintiall' (Thomas Whitbread (Thomas Harcourt))

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(j)

D23011(k)

'Ashby received instruction of Whitebread for the Society to offer Sr George Wakeman 10000£'

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(k)

D23011(l)

'Ireland and Grove drawn to their execution' (William Ireland (William Ironmonger); John Grove)

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(l)

D23011(m)

'The Consult at the white horse Taverne'

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23011(m)

D23012(a)

'Dr Oates discovereth ye Plot to ye King and Councell' (Titus Oates; King Charles II)

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23012(a)