Proof sheets of illustrations for publications…

drawings of a variety of animals, see description belowA collection of 24 proof sheets, mostly eight images per sheet, surrounded by typographic border. The images range from individual animals, such as sloth, sheep dog, ass, lion and tiger, to small country scenes by Bewick or in his style, to battledowrs and chapbook illustrations from Robin Hood to Blue Beard. Also included are satirical prints such as Bewick’s ‘Clown’s Visit to the Moon’, or Davison’s publication on local history.

 

  • Title: [Proof sheets of illustrations for publications by William Davison of Alnwick] [graphic].
  • Publication: [Alnwick] : Published by W. Davison, Bondgate Street, Alnwick, [between 1820 and 1840]

Catalog Record 

75 D285 820

Acquired July 2020

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