Thought for the Day

Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was an acclaimed English wood engraver, artist and naturalist. “Waiting for Death,” a single sheet print (8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches) was the last piece he worked on before he died and was published posthumously by his son, Robert Elliott Bewick in 1832. The Grumpy Vegan wonders whether Bewick senior found solace in this engraving as he pondered his mortality with the fate of nature, birds and animals he cared so deeply about.

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