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Some engravings from William Davison’s New Specimen of Cast-Metal Ornaments and Wood Types, printed at Alnwick, Northumberland, in about 1840.

William Davison’s printing house was well-known for many years; he is also known for having corresponded with the famous engraver Thomas Bewick, and some of the engravings in the specimen book appear to be by Bewick and are marked with a B in the book.

The images do not have captions in the printed specimen book, just numbers.

Title: New Specimen of Cast-Metal Ornaments and Wood Types

Author: Davison, William

Published by: William Davison

City: Alnwick

Date: 1840

Total items: 29

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: 892.---Oval Frame With Leafy Branches]

892.—Oval Frame With Leafy Branches

This oval frame has two different kinds of branch, with leaves, on either side, and a ribbon on the top. [more...] [$]

[picture: 1048.---Border with Evangelists]

1048.—Border with Evangelists

I think the two bearded men depicted here, each holding a pen and page, are Saint Matthew (with the angel) and Saint John (with the cross). This wood-engraving might be [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 150.---Horce racing.]

150.—Horce racing.

Two badly-drawn horses are neck-and-neck at the finish line in a horse-race, their jockeys brandishing whips. [$]

[picture: 160.--Horse and Carriage.]

160. – Horse and Carriage.

This woodcut is similar to Fig. 159, except that the carriage and horses are moving to the right, the wheels are smaller, and the spokes are drawn to give an effect of rapid motion. [more...] [$]

[picture: 894b.---Full-page border with green laurel leaves.]

894b.—Full-page border with green laurel leaves.

This rectangular full-page border contains an inner oval frame or cartouche made from laurel leaves, used to symbolize victory. In this version I have coloured the laurel leaves green. [more...] [$]


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Some engravings from William Davison’s New Specimen of Cast-Metal Ornaments and Wood Types, printed at Alnwick, Northumberland, in about 1840.

William Davison’s printing house was well-known for many years; he is also known for having corresponded with the famous engraver Thomas Bewick, and some of the engravings in the specimen book appear to be by Bewick and are marked with a B in the book.

The images do not have captions in the printed specimen book, just numbers.


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