Wood Engravings by Thomas Bewick

Pictures from Wood Engravings by Thomas Bewick, by John Rayner, 1947; this King Penguin has reproductions of wood engravings by Thomas Bewick (1753 – 1828) with text (still under copyright) by John Rayner. I have not included the text.

The animals are probably from A General History of Quadrupeds (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1790). See also The Bewick Society for more information.

[picture: The Bull]

The Bull

The Bull from A General History of Quadrupeds (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1790). [more...]

[picture: The Horse]

The Horse

The Horse, from A General History of Quadrupeds (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1790). [more...]

[picture: The Tiger]

The Tiger

The fierce tiger is on the prowl in this fine big cat engraving!

[picture: The Bear]

The Bear

The Bear, from A General History of Quadrupeds (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1790). It appears to be chained in place, although I cannot say that it seems a very accurate depiction. [more...]

[picture: Newfoundland Dog]

Newfoundland Dog

The Newfoundland dog stands with his curved tail raised, looking forward; in the background are several other dogs, and people crossing a bridge. [more...]

[picture: The Springer, or Cocker]

The Springer, or Cocker

The springer spaniel, or cocker spaniel, a happy and eager dog leaping through the countryside in this old illustration.

[picture: The Old English Hound]

The Old English Hound

The Old English Hound, a dog with large ears and an upward-curing tail.

[picture: The Mastiff]

The Mastiff

A male mastiff stands with tail curled upwards; in the background, many other dogs are playing (and fighting); beyond them we see farm buildings. [more...]



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