The Watercolors and Drawings of Thomas Bewick and his Workshop Apprentices

By: Bain, Iain, ed.

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Two volumes, oblong quarto (23 x 25 cm), pp. Volume 1: 233, Volume 2: 230. Reprint edition. Green cloth boards with gilt titling. Blue endpapers. Introduction and editorial notes by Iain Bain. Exhaustively illustrated with hundreds of sketches and reproductions of engravings originlly created for General History of Quadrupeds, History of British Birds, Fables of Aesop and Others, History of British Fishes as well as miscellaneous book ilustration and jobbing engravings. Contains three appendices: "Apprentices and their Workshop Periods," "The Dispersal of Bewick's Workshop Drawings" and "The Present-day Collections" plus bibliography and index. Slight bumping, edge wear and rubbing to spine text, else fine. No jackets. "Although white-on-black wood-engraving had been used in the late seventeenth century for initial letters in books, its history really begins with Thomas Bewick of Newcastle (1753-1828), who perfected it in charming, delicately carved vignettes and illustrations.... With the works of his followers, wood-engraving was well on the way to being the most important mode of book and periodical illustration in the nineteenth century." (Hults, Linda C. The Print in the Western World, p. 560)

Title: The Watercolors and Drawings of Thomas Bewick and his Workshop Apprentices

Author Name: Bain, Iain, ed.

Categories: Visual Arts,

Publisher: Winchester, England, Thomas Bewick Birthplace Trust: 1989

ISBN Number: 0906795850

ISBN Number 13: 9780906795859

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 24748