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Bewick

[byoo-ik] /ˈbyu ɪk/
noun
1.
Thomas, 1753–1828, English wood engraver.
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  • But in Bewick's case the aesthetic level is not particularly high.

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  • Bewick's pupils found little of this kind of work to do before about 1830.

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  • The reasons for Bewick's remarkable effectiveness can now be summed up.

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  • It has woodcuts by Bewick, and is a curious and scarce little volume.

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
  • The types were Martin's, the woodcuts Bewick's, and the paper Whatman's.

  • The other difference, of which Bewick is said to have been the inventor, p. 140is less easy to describe.

    The Library Andrew Lang
  • The genius of Bewick was, in fact, entirely individual and particular.

    The Library Andrew Lang
  • All Bewick's simplicity is in that; but none of Bewick's understanding.

    Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin
  • You miss something, I said, in Bewick which you find in Holbein.

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  • Bewick and he are alike in temper; only the one is untaught, the other perfectly taught.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bewick

Bewick

/ˈbjuːɪk/
noun
1.
Thomas. 1753–1828, English wood engraver; his best-known works are Chillingham Bull (1789), a large woodcut, Aesop's Fables (1818), and his History of British Birds (1797–1804)
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