Thursday, 24 November 2011

MEET THOMAS BEWICK: Bewick and Natural History

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You are invited to a joint meeting between The Bewick Society and The Natural History Society of Northumbria.
Bewick Society Chairman, Dr Peter Quinn, will give a short talk on the North East’s famous artist and woodengraver Thomas Bewick, highlighting his role in the field of natural history. Peter, will look at some of the naturalists who influenced Bewick and go on to discuss how his work was admired by his contemporaries including the great American artist John James Audubon.
This will be followed by a rare opportunity to examine key works by Bewick and other naturalists held in the special collections library of the Natural History Society. Volumes on display will include Marmaduke Tunstall’s Ornithologia Britannica, 1771, Pierre Belon’s L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux, 1555 and material by other well known naturalists such as Thomas Pennant and Audubon.
Date and time: Saturday 26 November at 2pm
Venue: The Clore Lecture Theatre, Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT.
Contact: June Holmes for further details.
http://www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk/
Image: Nightjar, collection of the Natural History Society of Northumbria.

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