Life and Work‘An account of my life...’
The birthplace of Thomas Bewick
Cherryburn (link to National Trust website)
Bewicks birthplace cottage, farmyard, garden and play lawn. Also the 19th-century farmhouse, the later home of the Bewick family, which houses an exhibition on Bewicks life and work and a small shop selling prints from Bewicks original wood engravings, books and gifts.
A short biography of Thomas Bewick
This brief introductory account gives an overview of his youth and apprenticeship, his partnership with Ralph Beilby, his independence and fame, and finally a summary of the main events in what might be called his afterlife in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Thomas Bewick City Trail
Site of City Workshop (link)
Amen Corner next to St Nicholas’s Cathedral in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne is the site of Bewick’s main workshop, where the bulk of his work was created. For further information on Bewick’s dwellings consult Cherryburn Times, Vol. 4, No.2, article entitled, ‘Thomas Bewick, the Barber Surgeons and the ‘Cot’ at the Forth’.
Bewick’s Apprentices (link)
This lists the main workshop apprentices involved in the wood-engraving side of the work, with their dates as far as may be known. They include close relatives of Thomas Bewick. Further information will be added to this page later.