[The 'George Cowie' Scarecrow]Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
[The 'George Cowie' Scarecrow]    c. 1826
4.4 x 5.6 cm
EAG 90.42.270


The vignette appears in the 1826 edition of the Land Birds, p. 82. A pencil and wash study by Bewick is at the British Museum. Bewick's Memoir mentions that George Cowie "appeared occasionally in his old Military Coat &c as long as he lived, & after he died his coat, which had been shot at both at Minden and elsewhere, was, at last hung up —on a Stake on the corn Rigs as a scare Crow."

Bibliography: Bain I, 160.