Monday 19 November 2018

John Vanderstein at Queen's College, Oxford. Part 5. Thomas Barlow

John Vanderstein 
at Queen's College, Oxford. 

Part 5. 

The Eight Statues on the West Front of the Library. 

 Thomas Barlow (1607 - 1697).

Fellow of Queen's College, Bishop of Lincoln.

A famous "runner with the hare and hunter with the hounds"

I am very much indebted to Dr Graeme Salmon, Curator of Pictures at Queen's College, Oxford for making me welcome at Queen's and for making this work possible.

This blog entry is part of a much larger work investigating and recording the 17th and 18th Century portrait sculpture at Oxford. This project was suggested to me by Dana Josephson of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, who is currently in the process of cataloguing the portraits at the Bodleian and to whom I extend my heart felt thanks.

Born in Westmoreland, Thomas Barlow entered Queen’s College in 1624. He became a Fellow of Queen’s in 1633, Bodley's Librarian from 1642 to 1660. He was Professor of Divinity, Provost of Queen’s from 1657 to 1677, Archdeacon of Oxford and Bishop of Lincoln in 1675.

All photographs above taken by the author


Thomas Barlow
Late 17th Century 
Oil on Canvas
89.2 x 74.7 cms.
Queens College, Oxford.


Thomas Barlow
Anon - formerly attrib. Lely.
Oil on Canvas
124.5 x 96.5 cms
Bodleian Library


Thomas Barlow Bishop of Lincoln.
Signed D Loggan ad vivum sculp.

23.82 x 16.84 cms

Image courtesy National Gallery of Scotland


R White 
15.9 x 10.2 cms

Image courtesy National Galleries of Scotland

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