Sunday, September 2, 2012
Thomas Bewick and woodblock engraving
Found this neat video from the Natural History Museum in London England featuring Beckwith and his work.
"Wood-block printing using engraved boxwood revolutionised the illustration of natural history in the early 19th century. The work of Thomas Bewick showed how detailed and accurate images could be printed more cheaply than ever before."
Find out more about the Images of Nature gallery at the Museum:http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/galleries/blue-zone/images-nature-gallery/index