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Thomas Bewick's drawings

The Society holds an important collection of Thomas Bewick's preparatory studies, many of which were moved into storage during WW2

Redwing (Turdus iliacus), watercolour drawing by Thomas Bewick.

The collection of 738 watercolour and pencil drawings of British and foreign birds, quadrupeds, vignettes etc. by Thomas Bewick, John Bewick, Robert Bewick and apprentices form one of the Society’s most treasured possessions.

The executors of Isabella Bewick, Thomas’s daughter, presented them to the Society in 1884.