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Bewick's Matchem

On p.57 of Nature's Engraver, Jenny Uglow describes Thomas Bewick at the age of fifteen, after the excitement of a day at the races, engraving on a copper medallion an image of the famous racehorse Matchem. Bewick's Matchem repeats this account together with a succinct essay by Nigel Tattersfield about both Bewick's apprenticeship engraving and the horse itself. Interspersed are photographs of both side of this medallion, for many years obscured from public scrutiny.

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