Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to engraver Ralph Beilby in Newcastle upon Tyne which was in the C18 an important centre for printing. He became a partner in the business, eventually taking it over in Bewick trained numerous apprentices including John Anderson, Luke Clennell, and William Harvey, along with his brother John and son Robert. Thomas Bewick (c. 11 August – 8 November ) was an English wood-engraver and natural history author. Early in his career he took on all kinds of work such as engraving cutlery, making the wood blocks for advertisements, and illustrating children's books. Bewick, Thomas (–), wood-engraver, was born at Cherryburn, Eltringham, Northumberland, on 10 or 12 August , the eldest of the four sons and five daughters of John Bewick (bap. , d. ), a tenant farmer and collier, and his second wife, Jane Wilson (–), of Ainstable, Cumberland. Wood-engraver. He may fairly claim to be the father of modern English book illustration. His wood-engravings of animals (started in ) were published in A General History of Quadrupeds and made him immediately famous; his two-volume History of British Birds () confirmed his greatness as a designer, illustrator and engraver.
Bewick, Thomas, Charms of literature: consisting of an elegant assemblage of curious, scarce, and interesting pieces, in prose and poetry: divided into pathetic, sentimental, humorous, moral, and gothic subjects / (Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed and sold by . - In digging through the British Museum online collection database this week for a project, I tripped over the wood engravings of Thomas Bewick (). Operating mostly in Newcastle for his entire career, Bewick’s rural upbringing led to an. Thomas Bewick () was an English wood engraver. From the description of Letters of Thomas Bewick, (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: Bewick, a British wood engraver, lived in London and Newcastle upon Tyne. Wood Engravings by Thomas Bewick and a great selection of related books, Newcastle-on-Tyne: Jane Bewick, , 8vo Cloth gt. Bevelled edges. 1st Edn. Illus. xix, p. Wood engravings by the English engraver Thomas Bewick - (enlarged by one sixth) Bewick, Thomas.
Thomas Bewick, wood engraver, Newcastle upon Tyne, [Chatto, William Andrew] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Thomas Bewick, wood engraver, Newcastle upon Tyne, Author: William Andrew Chatto. Thomas Bewick () Acclaimed wood engraver, artist and naturalist who was a celebrity in his own time; he even has a bird named after him, 'Bewick's Swan'. We have an important archive of the North East's most famous and talented naturalist. Thomas Bewick, wood engraver, Newcastle upon Tyne, by William Andrew Chatto, unknown edition. Published in , this natural history was drafted by engraver Ralph Beilby (–) and illustrated by his former apprentice Thomas Bewick (–). This account of well-known and exotic animals, ranging from horses to anteaters, was so popular that the book ran to seven editions and s copies. Price $ pins.