|19th century plaster busts of Lord Byron.|
Friday, 24 February 2012
Friday, 17 February 2012
|A delightful little mouse, engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick.|
|A leopard engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick.|
|A large dog engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick.|
|A magnificent lion engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick.|
Thomas Bewick was born in 1753 close to the Tyne river, North East England. His father was a farmer and part time coal miner. Thomas was apprenticed at the age of 14 to an engraver in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and worked there for 7 years.
He is particularly renowned for his engravings of animals in 'History of Quadrupeds', published 1790, and birds in 'Land Birds', 1797.
He died at Gateshead in 1828.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
|Reflection in water of the quayside, the ancient town of Berwick-upon-Tweed,England. Photograph taken from the 17th century stone bridge where the river Tweed meets the sea, taken on a still Winter day.|