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date: 21 October 2019

Bewick, Thomas, apprenticeslocked

(act. 1777–1828)
  • Iain Bain


Bewick, Thomas, apprentices (act. 1777–1828), wood-engravers, were twenty-nine young men trained in the Beilby–Bewick workshop between 1777, when Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) joined Ralph Beilby (bap. 1743, d. 1817) [see under Beilby family], and the time of Bewick's death in 1828. Eight of them were indentured during the twenty years of the partnership up to 1797, and twenty-one thereafter. Most of the information on the apprentices is to be found randomly in the workshop records, with some important supplementary material in ...

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