A lecture by Dr. Peter Quinn
Two hundred years ago, in 1812, Thomas Bewick and his family moved from Newcastle
to Gateshead. The engraver bought a large west-facing house with garden in Mirk Place,
later known as 19 West Street. The lecture will explore the significance of Gateshead in
Bewick’s life and work.
From his work-room in Gateshead Bewick completed his last
published works. He also welcomed many admirers, among them the American artist
John James Audubon. It was from their base in Gateshead that his daughters guarded and
shaped the Bewick legacy late into the nineteenth century.
Date and time: Friday 4 May at 11am
Venue: Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
(Illustration from The Fables of Aesop, published 1818)