Available works by: Francis Barlow  English (1626 - 1702)  

Francis Barlow (c. 1626 – 1704) was an English painter, etcher, and illustrator.

He ranks among the most prolific book-illustrators and printmakers of the 17th century, working across several genres: natural history, hunting and recreation, politics, and decoration and design.

Barlow is known as "the father of British sporting painting"; he was Britain's first wildlife painter, beginning a tradition that reached a high-point a century later, in the work of George Stubbs. He was furthermore a pioneer in the history of comics by creating The Horrid Hellish Popish Plot (1682), a picture story about the life of Titus Oates and the Popish Plot, which is told in a series of illustrated sequences where the story is written underneath them and the characters depicted on those images use speech balloons to talk. While it is not the first example of its kind in history, it is one of the oldest which is signed.

Francis Barlow : The City Mouse and Country Mouse at Davidson Galleries

Francis Barlow (1626 - 1702)

The City Mouse and Country Mouse

Series: For Aesop's Fables
Medium: Etching on laid paper with English and Latin text
Year: 1666
Size: Sheet: 12-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches. Loss and creases around edges of sheet. Text verso
Description: Original English text by Thomas Philipott (d. 1682) Text for 1687 edition updated by female novelist Aphra Behn (1640-1689)
Stock Number: 14252
Price: $100.00

Francis Barlow : The Hares And Storm at Davidson Galleries

Francis Barlow (1626 - 1702)

The Hares And Storm

Series: For Aesop's Fables
Medium: Etching on laid paper with English and Latin text
Year: 1666
Size: Sheet: 12-3/8 x 7-3/8 inches
Description: Original English text by Thomas Philipott (d.1682). Text for 1687 edition updated by female novelist Aphra Behn (1640-1689).
Condition: Slight toning around edges of sheet
Stock Number: 14276
Price: $100.00

Francis Barlow : Wanton Calf at Davidson Galleries

Francis Barlow (1626 - 1702)

Wanton Calf

Series: For Aesop's Fables
Medium: Etching on laid paper with English and Latin text
Year: 1666
Size: Sheet: 12-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches. Loss and creases around edges of sheet. Text verso
Description: Original English text by Thomas Philipott (d. 1682) Text for 1687 edition updated by female novelist Aphra Behn (1640-1689)
Stock Number: 14287
Price: $100.00