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.