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BEWICK, Thomas (1753 - 1828), Engraver, illustrator, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BEWICK, Thomas (1753 - 1828), Engraver, illustrator, draughtsman

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born August 1753, in Cherryburn, near Newcastle; died 8 November 1828, in Gateshead.

Engraver, illustrator, draughtsman. Natural history (birds/animals/fish).

[not available online]Thomas Bewick, who reinstated the art of wood engraving in Britain, was first apprenticed to engraver Ralph Beilby and later became his associate and collaborator. Whilst still an apprentice he produced the plates for Charles Hutton's work

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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