Bewick



Thomas, 1753–1828, English wood engraver.
Historical Examples

The series was illustrated with the early and prentice work of the Bewick School.
Banbury Chap Books Edwin Pearson

Bewick mentions an instance which shows the extraordinary sagacity of these dogs.
Anecdotes of Dogs Edward Jesse

All Bewick’s simplicity is in that; but none of Bewick’s understanding.
Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin

It has woodcuts by Bewick, and is a curious and scarce little volume.
The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan

The illustrations of Bewick have a distinct value as showing the dress of children.
Child Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle

The types were Martin’s, the woodcuts Bewick’s, and the paper Whatman’s.
A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 Henry R. Plomer

The revival of the woodcut even under Bewick did little to help line design—its former close companion.
The Bases of Design Walter Crane

The other difference, of which Bewick is said to have been the inventor, p. 140is less easy to describe.
The Library Andrew Lang

Mr. Bewick expressed himself as perfectly astounded at the boldness of my undertaking.
Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2) Maria R. Audubon

There were other pupils of Bewick who obtained some little fame.
A Brief History of Wood-engraving from Its Invention Joseph Cundall

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Thomas. 1753–1828, English wood engraver; his best-known works are Chillingham Bull (1789), a large woodcut, Aesop’s Fables (1818), and his History of British Birds (1797–1804)

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