Thursday, September 30, 2010

Aesop Illustrations: Bewick's Select Fables

You can see this 1871 edition of Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop, 1871, at the International Children's Digital Library, and you can read about Thomas Bewick's life and his career as an engraver in this Wikipedia article. Click here for more illustration slideshows. You can also see the slideshow for Bewick's Fables of Aesop, too!

Here is the Bewick slideshow (apologies to iPad users - the slideshows are Flash-based, but you can view the Flickr album directly if the slideshow does not work):


  1. Lots of Bewick information, images and latest research to be found at
    all welcome
    The Bewick Society

  2. Thank you so much for this link! Bewick's work is new to me, and I am excited to start transcribing some of the fables and including them here in my Aesop project (my main work is with the Latin Aesop, but after finding Barlow's illustrated Aesop, I have become very interested in the history of the English Aesop). Bewick certainly deserves to be better known; his work is marvelous!