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Thomas Bewick (c. 11 August 1753 – 8 November 1828) was an English wood-engraver and natural history author.
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Thomas Bewick developed the wood engraving technique in Great Britain at the end of the 18th century. By the mid-19th century, many wood engravings rivaled copperplate engravings. His work differed from earlier woodcuts in two key ways. First, rather than using woodcarving tools such as knives, Bewick used an engraver's burin (graver). Wood engraving was used to great effect by 19th-century artists such as Edward Calvert, and its heyday lasted until the early and mid-20th century when remarkable achievements were made by Eric Gill, Eric Ravilious, Tirzah Garwood and others.
Squirrels (Wood engravings by the English engraver Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828). 0903560127 (ISBN13: 9780903560122).
Bewick is best known for his A History of British Birds, which is admired today mainly for its wood engravings, especially the small, sharply observed, and often humorous vignettes known as tail-pieces. The book was the forerunner of all modern field guides.
Title: Wood Engravings by Thomas Bewick.
I have not included the text. The animals are probably from A General History of Quadrupeds (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1790). Title: Wood Engravings by Thomas Bewick. Author: Rayner, John. Published by: King Penguin. City: London and New York.
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Bewick, Thomas,1753-1828; Davison, William,1780-1858,printer. Numerous wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections, Bourke Collection: one of 3 titles bound together, in a set of 3 volumes. The above is from Volume II, bound in with A Natural history of British birds and A Natural history of water birds; with binder's spine title: Quadrudps, Birds, 1824. 3/4 leather, marbled paper over boards. Watermark on paper 1818.
Description: Wood engraving by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), English Early 19th Century. Wood Engraving by Thomas Bewick English Engraver & Natural History Author. From The Perkins School for the Blind Archives. 800 ~ "Dog Leading Blind Man Across Bridge"
Description: Wood engraving by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), English Early 19th Century. Dog leads blind man across a bridge in inclement weather. The man's hat has been blown off his head. 800 ~ "Dog Leading Blind Man Across Bridge" Wood Engraving by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), English Engraver & Natural History Author. Art of The Old Farmer's Almanac: The Title Pages.
The engraver Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) harnessed this newfound interest by assembling the most comprehensive illustrated guide to nature of his day. A General History of Quadrupeds, first published in 1790, showcases Bewick’s groundbreaking engraving techniques that allowed text an. . A General History of Quadrupeds, first published in 1790, showcases Bewick’s groundbreaking engraving techniques that allowed text and images to be published on the same page. From anteaters to zebras, armadillos to wolverines, this delightful volume features engravings of over four hundred animals alongside descriptions of their characteristics as scientifically understood at the time.
Thomas Bewick Children's Pastimes (Wood engravings by the English engraver Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, Thomas Bewick). ISBN 13: 9780903560085. Children's Pastimes (Wood engravings by the English engraver Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, Thomas Bewick).
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