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

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'Mr Dugdale in Staffordshire reading several letters relateing to the Plott' (Stephen Dugdale), after Francis Barlow, 1679 - NPG D23011(a) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
3 3/8 in. x 2 in. (87 mm x 51 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D23011(a)

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  • Francis Barlow (active 1648-died 1704), Painter and etcher. Artist associated with 63 portraits.

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This diamonds suit playing card depicts the alleged plotting and execution of a group consisting of the Jesuit priests William Ireland, Thomas Whitbread, John Gavan and John Caldwell, the Benedictine monk Thomas Pickering and the layman John Grove. According to the testimony of Titus Oates, their plot included a failed assassination attempt on the king as he walked in St James's Park. These victims of the plot were beatified by Pope Pius XI in 1929.

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