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For operating artists and scholars alike, this can be an unequalled treasury of the tools, options, and examples of significant illustrators from the sunrise of printing to the 20 th century. that includes works through Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, and others, it serves as a reference in addition to a pleasant looking publication.
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Cherryburn House, his birthplace, lay not far from Eltringham in the heart of the Northumberland country. Bewick was one of eight children and his was the usual English childhood. He attended a nearby school, where he learned some little Latin and more than a fair amount of English, although his tongue was never to lose its broad country accent. At school he was better known for the drawings he made as marginal notes than for any scholarly attainments. Later in life he wrote in his Memoirs: “At this time I had never heard of the word drawing, nor did I know of any other paintings besides the “King’s Arms” in the church, and the signs in Ovingham of “The Black Bull”, “The White Horse”, “The Salmon”, and “The Hounds and Hare”.
You should try your graving fools On this odious group of tools. Draw the beasts as I describe them, Form their features while I jibe them. Draw them like, for I assure ye You will need no caricatura. Draw them so that we may trace All the soul in every face. And Hogarth did. WILLIAM HOGARTH. ‘Gin Lane’, engraving WILLIAM HOGARTH. ‘A Modern Midnight Conversation’ WILLIAM HOGARTH. Plate VII from The Rake’s Progress WILLIAM HOGARTH. ‘Beer Street’ WILLIAM HOGARTH. Portrait of Simon Lord Lovat WILLIAM BLAKE 1757-1827 IT IS difficult to reconcile the figure of William Blake with the England of his time.
Acknowledgment is also made to Random House, New York, for permission to reproduce the work of Lynd Ward from Vertigo, A Novel in Woodcuts and for permission to use the illustrations from N by E, written and illustrated by Rockwell Kent; to Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, for permission to use the illustrations of Gordon Grant from his book Sail Ho! , New York, for the use of illustrations from Millions of Cats, written and illustrated by Wanda Gág; to Oxford University Press, New York and London, for permission to use the illustrations of Helen Sewell from A First Bible; to the John C.