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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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'The Execution of the 5 Jesuitts', after Francis Barlow - NPG D23013(i)

'The Execution of the 5 Jesuitts'

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
NPG D23013(i)

'London remember the 2d. of September 1666', after Francis Barlow - NPG D23013(l)

'London remember the 2d. of September 1666'

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
NPG D23013(l)

'Sr. E.B. Godfree Carrying up into a Roome', after Francis Barlow - NPG D23014(f)

'Sr. E.B. Godfree Carrying up into a Roome'

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
NPG D23014(f)

Sitting dog and partridge, published by John Smith, after  Francis Barlow - NPG D11800

Sitting dog and partridge

published by John Smith, after Francis Barlow
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D11800

Cock with hens and chicks, possibly published by John Smith, after  Francis Barlow - NPG D11846

Cock with hens and chicks

possibly published by John Smith, after Francis Barlow
mezzotint, circa 1683
NPG D11846

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