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Thomas Bewick wood engravings

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0049

Scope and Contents

Thomas Bewick woodcuts consists of two prints:

  • The Cur-Dog


  • Otter and Eel
  • Dates

    • circa 1780-1790

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Biographical / Historical

    Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), is well-known for his wood engravings, and in particular, those produced for various editions of Aesop’s Fables. His unique technique involved using metal engravers tools to carve against the grain into hard woods. An avid ornithologist, Bewick is best known for his History of British Birds.

    Extent

    2 Item(s) (2 Wood engravings)

    Language

    English

    Overview

    Two wood engravings by British artist Thomas Bewick.

    Arrangement

    Collection consists of two prints.

    Physical Location

    C.S. North, Shelf 88, Box 6 (with Art on Campus collection)

    Bibliography

    • Thomas Bewick at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology

    Dimensions

    Engravings measure 4 x 6 inches

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
    Title
    Thomas Bewick wood engravings
    Subtitle
    RIT Art Collection
    Status
    Published
    Author
    Amy Vilz
    Date
    14 September 2011
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    Language of description note
    English

    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

    Contact:
    RIT Libraries
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    Rochester NY 14623 USA
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