Francis Barlow (1626 – 1704)

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Monkeys and Dogs Playing, 1661

Francis Barlow was an English painter, etcher, and illustrator. Barlow’s first major work was the illustration (via 12 plates) of Edward Benlowe’s Theophila (1652). He published and illustrated an edition of Aesop’s Fables in 1666 and also illustrated Aesopic’s (or Aesopics, 1668), another edition of the fables, and an augmented 1687 edition of his earlier work, whereupon he may have given up work on illustration.


Parrots and Ostriches

From around 1653, Barlow worked in London as a painter of animals, birds, and country life. His work can be seen at Ham House and Clandon Park. In terms of composition, his paintings are weak, tending to be filled with the animals and so forth that he depicts. However, most of the elements of his paintings are very well observed.


Cat and Kittens

Barlow is thought to have died in poverty, and the date of his death is unknown; he was buried on 11 August 1704. Still wondering about an English painting in your family collection? Contact us…it could be by Francis Barlow.