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Orlando Jewitt

(1799—1869) engraver


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Specializing in architectural, ecclesiastical, and natural history. Wood engraver to the Oxford Society for Promoting the Study of Gothic Architecture, Jewitt contributed engravings to Matthew Bloxam's The Popular Principles of Gothic Architecture (1829) and works by A. W. N. Pugin and Gilbert Scott. His illustrations for James Ingram’s Memorials of Oxford (1832–6) are considered his finest. In 1856, he established his own workshop in London. He also wrote articles about architecture and archaeology, regularly contributing illustrations to The Building News from 1857.

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