Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828

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English wood-engraver.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newcastle, to Fenwick Bewick, 1786 Jan. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870325

Thomas Bewick was a noted English wood engraver, artist, and naturalist.

From the description of Chillingham Bull / Thomas Bewick. 1789. (Southwestern University). WorldCat record id: 233574761

Born near Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in 1753, Thomas Bewick was a wood engraver and ornithologist whose illustrations for History of British Birds are considered his greatest achievement. He is also known for illustrating various editions of Aesop's Fables. He carved in hard woods and used tools normally favored by metal engravers, which enhanced the fine details of his work.

From the description of Thomas Bewick papers, 1753-1828 [manuscript]. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 704927686

Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), is well-known for his wood engravings, and in particular, those produced for various editions of Aesop's Fables. His unique technique involved using metal engraver's tools to carve against the grain into hard woods. An avid ornithologist, Bewick is best known for his "History of British Birds."

From the description of Thomas Bewick wood engravings circa 1780-1790 (RIT Library). WorldCat record id: 759418512

Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was an English wood engraver.

From the description of Letters of Thomas Bewick, 1796-1828. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499728

Bewick, a British wood engraver, lived in London and Newcastle upon Tyne. He engraved wood blocks for "General History of Quadrupeds" (1790), "History of British Birds (1797 and 1804), and others, and left unfinished illustrations for "History of British Fishes". His work for the latter two are the subject of his letters.

From the description of Thomas Bewick collection, 1818-1826. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 61668726

The English wood engraver Thomas Bewick worked in his native county of Northumberland. He is considered the restorer of wood engraving in 18th-19th century England, and was well known for his illustrated natural history books inspired by his love of nature.

From the description of Letter : to Christian Gregson, 1803 Apr. 18. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79182448

English engraver, 1753-1828.

From the description of Fantasy in a wood-block [realia] / Thomas Bewick. 1827. (Morton Arboretum). WorldCat record id: 56091034

From the description of Young man with cane and dog [realia]. [1790-1797] (Morton Arboretum). WorldCat record id: 56091036

Thomas Bewick was a skilled and influential wood engraver, known primarily for his depictions of animals and birds. By designing as well as engraving his compositions, he raised the level of engraving from a reproductive medium to an art form; his other technical and artistic innovations inspired a generation of engravers and heightened both the aesthetic and practical levels of wood engraving. His masterwork was A History of British Birds, which also showed his skill as a naturalist. Bewick also published books in his home town, Newcastle upon Tyne.

From the description of Thomas Bewick letter and exhibition catalogue, 1818-1966. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 59716596

Bewick was an English illustrator and wood engraver.

From the description of Letter and a portrait, 1819-1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84884794

Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), wood engraver, was born at Cherryburn House, near Eltringham, Northumberland, in August 1753. He was apprenticed to the engraver Ralph Beilby (1749-1817), with whom he subsequently entered into partnership in Newcastle. Bewick executed cuts for children's books, 1771-1774, and engraved blocks for Select fables (1784), A general history of quadrupeds (1790), History of British birds (1797 and 1804) and The Chillingham bull (1789). He died at his home in Gateshead on 8 November 1828.

From the guide to the Thomas Bewick: Correspondence, 1797-1822, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Bewick: English engraver, 1753-1828.

Clennell: English painter and engraver, 1781-1840.

Middleton: American typographer, 1898-1985.

From the description of Fisherman casting [realia]. [1797-1804] (Morton Arboretum). WorldCat record id: 56091037

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creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Thomas Bewick : artist file, miscellaneous uncataloged material. Baltimore Museum of Art Library & Archives
referencedIn John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Wood blocks for fables. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. [Engraved wood blocks] [art original] / [engraved by Thomas Bewick]. McGill University Library
referencedIn Pickering & Chatto,. [Letter, 18]93 Dec. 29, 66, Haymarket, S. James', S. W., London [to] Dear Sir / Pickering & Chatto. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000. [Christmas and New Year greetings] / from Esther & Leonard Baskin. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Thomas Bewick wood blocks : manuscript, 1885-1887. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Thomas Bewick: Correspondence, 1797-1822 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Woodcuts, emblems, fables, &c. : in a small scrapbook / by T. Bewick. Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas. Wood Blocks, 1885-1887 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Letter : to Christian Gregson, 1803 Apr. 18. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Oak treel / Thomas Bewick. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
creatorOf Thomas Bewick: Correspondence, 1797-1822 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas. [Thomas Bewick] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. [Peacock] [graphic] / [Thomas Bewick]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Bee [realia]. Morton Arboretum, Sterling Morton Library
referencedIn Thomas Bewick woodcut collection, 1753-1828. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Beilby and Bewick (Firm). Financial and other records of Messrs. Beilby and Bewick, later Thomas Bewick & Company, engravers of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1751-1882 [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Smith, Charles (Charles William), b. 1893. Woodcuts and illustrations [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Crawhall, Joseph, 1821-1896. Bewick collection. McGill University Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828,. [Dedicatory preface and introduction to the fables of Aesop.] manuscript. Southwestern University, A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Letter : to an unknown correspondent : 1800 July 24. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. The crow & the pitcher: Application : manuscript, 1817 Mar. 30. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. The fables of Aesop and others : manuscript, 1814, 1817 Feb.-Nov. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Thomas Bewick letter and exhibition catalogue, 1818-1966. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Selby, Prideaux John, 1788-1867. [Thomas Bewick portfolio] Texas A&M University, Evans Library & Annex; Main campus library complex
referencedIn Dovaston, John Freeman Milward, 1782-1854. Omnium-gatherum book, 1815-[ca. 1875] (bulk 1815-1831). Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Letters of Thomas Bewick, 1796-1828. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Autograph letter signed : Newcastle, to Fenwick Bewick, 1786 Jan. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Middleton, R. Hunter (Robert Hunter), 1898-1985. Robert Hunter Middleton Papers, 1921-1985. Newberry Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. [Autograph letters signed] Newberry Library
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890. Autograph letter signed : London, to Joseph Crawhall, 1878 Dec. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bewick, John, 1760-1795. Autograph letter signed : London, to his brother [Thomas Bewick], 1786 Aug. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907. Correspondence, 1857-1907. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Wesleyan University (Middleton, Conn.). Art Laboratory. [Collection of printed books and ephemera produced by the Wesleyan University Art Laboratory, Middletown, Conn.] 1959-1977. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Crawhall, Joseph, 1821-1896. Joseph Crawhall album : London, assembled 1890. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Thomas Bewick collection, 1818-1826. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Bulmer, William, 1757-1830,. Autograph letter unsigned from William Bulmer to George Steevens [manuscript], 1792 June 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Chillingham Bull / Thomas Bewick. Southwestern University, A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center
referencedIn Middleton, R. Hunter (Robert Hunter), 1898-1985. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1945. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Wood blocks for an unidentified publication. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf O'Neal, William B. (William Bainter). Letters to his family [manuscript] 1943-1944. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. [Wood block for General history of quadrupeds] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962. [Woodblock specimens [realia] Cut by Thomas Nast, Thomas Bewick and others]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Letter and a portrait, 1819-1829. American Primers
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Proofs of seven engravings [graphic] / by Thomas Bewick ; pulled from the original blocks by Paul Standard, & by him presented to George Salter. Newberry Library
referencedIn Bewick, Thomas : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Letter, 1820, January 5, Newcastle, Eng., to Messrs. Tipper & Fry, London. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Fisherman casting [realia]. Morton Arboretum, Sterling Morton Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Wood blocks for History of British birds. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828,. Thomas Bewick wood engravings circa 1780-1790 RIT Library, Wallace Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas. History of British birds : manuscript, 1797-1822 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. [Make-readies constructed by R.H. Middleton for printing Thomas Bewick wood blocks] [realia], [1945-1970?]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Young man with cane and dog [realia]. Morton Arboretum, Sterling Morton Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Document signed : Newcastle, 1820 July 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Beilby, Ralph, 1744-1817. Dissolution of partnership between Messrs. Beilby & Bewick, 1798 May 4 ... Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Manuscript Albums, 1615 - 1959 Newcastle University: Special Collections
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Fantasy in a wood-block [realia] / Thomas Bewick. Morton Arboretum, Sterling Morton Library
creatorOf Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. Thomas Bewick papers, 1753-1828 [manuscript]. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
referencedIn Image, Selwyn, 1849-1930. The landscapes of Thomas Bewick : autograph manuscript signed : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson autograph album, 1552-1890. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
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associatedWith Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962, person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000. person
associatedWith Beilby and Bewick (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Beilby, Ralph, 1744-1817. person
associatedWith Bewick, Fenwick, person
associatedWith Bewick, Jane, 1787-1881. person
associatedWith Bewick, John, 1760-1795, person
associatedWith Bewick Thomas 1753-1828 person
correspondedWith Bulmer, William, 1757-1830, person
associatedWith Bunfellow, Robert, person
associatedWith Calapai, Letterio. person
associatedWith Clennell, Luke, 1781-1840, person
correspondedWith Couch, Jonathan, 1789-1870 person
associatedWith Crawhall, Joseph, 1821-1896. person
associatedWith Created by John MacKay Shaw person
associatedWith Dovaston, John Freeman Milward, 1782-1854. person
associatedWith Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907. person
associatedWith Image, Selwyn, 1849-1930. person
associatedWith Johnson, Robert, 1770-1796, person
associatedWith Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895 person
associatedWith Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, corporateBody
associatedWith Middleton, R. Hunter (Robert Hunter), 1898-1985. person
associatedWith Morton Arboretum. Art Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Morton Arboretum. Art Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Morton Arboretum. Art Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Morton Arboretum. Art Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Murphy, Denis Brownell, d.1842 person
associatedWith O'Neal, William B. (William Bainter) person
associatedWith Penrice, Thomas, person
associatedWith Pickering & Chatto, corporateBody
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Rochester Institute of Technology corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
associatedWith Salter, George, 1897-1967, person
associatedWith Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890. person
associatedWith Smith, Charles (Charles William), b. 1893. person
associatedWith Smith, James Ford. person
associatedWith Standard, Paul, 1896-1992. person
associatedWith Strickland, George, person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas Bewick, person
associatedWith Tipper & Fry (London, England), corporateBody
associatedWith Trevelyan, John, Baronet, person
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. Special Collections Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Southern Mississippi. de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Walker, Edward, person
associatedWith Wesleyan University (Middleton, Conn.). Art Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Gordon R. person
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Subject
Wood-engraving, American--20th century--Specimens
Vertical files (Libraries)
Wood-engraving--19th century--Specimens
Wood-engraving--Specimens
Wood-engravers--19th century--Correspondence
Emblem books, English
Presswork (printing)
Insects
Hallucinations & illusions
Engravers--Correspondence
Pamphlets
Artists--Correspondence
Illustrators--Correspondence
Tree limbs
Dogs
Bees
Zoology--Pictorial works
Rivers
Wood engraving, English--Specimens
Wood-engravers--Exhibitions
Wood-engravers--Correspondence
engraving
Fishermen
Wood engraving--18th century--Specimens
Trees
Birds--Pictorial works
Block printing
Wood-engraving--19th century
Wood-engraving--Themes, motives
Wood-engraving, English--19th century
Fables, English
Birds
Roots (Botany)
Boys
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Birth 1753-08-10

Death 1828-11-08

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