Definition of Thomas Bewick from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Thomas Bewick

 
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(1753-1828) an English artist who worked mainly in book illustration. He brought a new realistic style to the art of engraving (= cutting designs on metal, and then printing from it.). He is especially famous for his pictures of animals and birds. His best-known works are A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) and the History of British Birds in two volumes (1797-1804).