From April 8th Ikon Gallery is staging a show of vignettes by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828). He was a favourite artist of Anna Seward and of Charlotte Brönte. A vignette (pictured) from Bewick's A History of British Birds is mentioned in Jane Eyre (‘The fiend pinning down the thief's pack behind him, I passed over quickly: it was an object of terror’).
Toile de Jouy, circa 1760
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