[Joe Liddell Tracing a Hare]Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
[Joe Liddell Tracing a Hare]    c. 1797
4.4 x 7.5 cm
EAG 90.42.166


The vignette appears in the first edition (1797) of the Land Birds, p. 147. Bain notes that Jane Bewick's manuscript identified the subject as a boyhood friend of Bewick's. Bewick is himself portrayed across the distant field behind a hedge. Liddell apparently used the tail of his coat to protect the gun's flintlock from the damp. The transfer drawing is at the Natural History Society of Northumbria.

Bibliography: Bain I, 161.