Bewick Studies: Essays in Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas Bewick 1753-1828

Bewick Studies: Essays in Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas Bewick 1753-1828

by David Gardner-Medwin

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Bewick Studies: Essays in Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas Bewick 1753-1828 by David Gardner-Medwin

Nine essays explore the work, life, and legacy of the northern English engraver. The topics include landmarks in the building of his reputation, his correspondence, his library, the ingenious Beilbys, the American connection, regional identity in the 19th century, the Bewick Club and the Cullercoats connection, and the 250th anniversary celebration. Co-published with The British Library. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584561361
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press DE
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
Thomas Bewick at 250: landmarks in the building of a reputation9
The Correspondence of Thomas Bewick23
The Library of Thomas Bewick51
Fresh Light on the Ingenious Beilbys73
Alexander Anderson, the First American Wood Engraver: A brief sketch of his earlier career and his debt to Thomas and John Bewick85
The American Connection: the dispersal of Bewick's engraved wood blocks since 194295
'Their Strongest Pine': Thomas Bewick and regional identity in the late nineteenth century111
The Bewick Club and the Cullercoats Connection131
The 250th Anniversary Celebrations150
Index151

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