Francis Barlow. Portrait of Aesop. Frontispiece from Aesop's Fables. Engraving. 1666.
Francis Barlow. Portrait of Aesop. Frontispiece from Aesop's Fables. Engraving. 1666.
Francis Barlow. Portrait of Aesop. Frontispiece from Aesop's Fables. Engraving. 1666.
Francis Barlow. Portrait of Aesop. Frontispiece from Aesop's Fables. Engraving. 1666.
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Francis Barlow. Portrait of Aesop. Frontispiece from Aesop's Fables. Engraving. 1666.
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Francis Barlow. Portrait of Aesop. Frontispiece from Aesop's Fables. Engraving. 1666.

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Artist: Francis Barlow (c. 1626 – 1704) was an English painter, etcher, and illustrator.
Title: Portrait of Aesop. Frontispiece from Aesop's Fables.
Dimensions: Image 9 1/2" x 6 1/8". Sheet 10 3/4" x 7 1/2". 
Publisher:  William Godbid, the person involved in the 17th-century publishing trade.
Edition:  Aesop's Fables with his life in English, French & Latin. The English by Tho. Philpott Esq. The French and Latin by Rob. Codrington MA. Illustrated with one hundred and twelve sculptures by Francis Barlow. (1st edition).
Date: 1666.
Materials and Techniques: etching on laid paper.
Watermark: Foolscap.

Provenance:  The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Poor. Laid down. Multiple losses, chiefly to margins. Stains and creases. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Museums and Libraries: The British Museum 2005,0331.9.
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: English School XVII C.
Note: This entry incorporates text from the description of the same item from the collection of the British Museum.
- The first edition was largely destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666.