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Last NameBewick    
Given NameThomas    
alt. NamesTh. B. ;     
MarriageIsabella Elliot (17xx-1826) in c. 1786    
ChildrenRobert Elliot Bewick ; Jane Bewick ; Isabella Bewick ; altogether 3 unmarried daughters    
Year born1753 in Cherryburn near Ovingham, Northumberland    
Year died1828    
Place of deathGateshead, Tyne and Wear    
Father's occupationowner of a colliery    
Relativeswoodcutter John Bewick (brother) ; woodcutter William Bewick (brother)    
Educationinitially autodidact; 1767-1774 apprentice of engraver Ralph Beilby (1743-1817) in his workshop in Newcastle on Tyne;    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forWilliam Taplin ; Charles Hutton (1737-1823): Mensuration (1768-70) ; T. B.: General History of British Quadrupeds (1785-90) & Natural History of the British Birds (1797-1804 / 7th ed. 1832 / 8th ed. 1847) & Chillingham Bulls (1789) & Studies Birds (1821) ; Robert John Thornton ; Matthew consett: Tour Sweden (1789) ;     
PatronageRoyal Society of Arts (award for new woodcut process); Natural History Society of Northumberland, Durham & Newcastle upon Tyne    
CollaboratorsJohn Webber ; Ralph Beilby; John Bewick ; William Bewick (8th posthumous edition of British Birds, ed. by John Hancock 1847) ; naturalist Marmaduke Tanstall ;antiquary & topographer George Allan ; Newcastle printer Edward Walker ;    
Techniqueszoological and ornithological wood engraving, copperplate engraving, xylography, drawing, pencil, pen-and-ink, and watercolour ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)www.google.de/search?q=Thomas+Bewick ; http://becklane.co.uk/joomla/index.php/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10:bewick&catid=2    
Archival sourcesVictoria & Albert Museum, London, British Museum; Wycliffe Museum; Newcastle Museum; Courtauld Institute; Hancock Museum; Robb-Smith 1951: 4f.&#13;    
Published sourcesAKL 10 1995: 322 ; ThB 3 1909: 561 ; C. Thomson: B's water-colours (1930) ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Montague Weekly: Bewick 1953; Lapage 1961: 16 & 53 ; Dance 1989 ; C. Hoolihan: Wood engraver Can. Bull. Med. Hist 15 1998: 354 ; V. Chansigaud: Hist. Ornith 2007: 87f. ; Jackson 1978: 17 & 27-58 ; V. Chansigaud 1994: 26 & 112-114 ; Jenny Uglow: Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick, New York: 2006 ;    
otherActive mainly in North England & Scotland, only briefly (1776-77) in London; cf. http://from-bedroom-to-study.blogspot.de/2013/05/the-engrossing-engravings-of-wonderful.html ; cf. also Ray 1976:33ff., 111f.; Mengel 1980: 37-8, 51; ...    
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