Iain Bain, who died in April 2018, will be best remembered as a world authority on 19th-century engraver Thomas Bewick. He built up an incredible collection of manuscripts, papers, books and images over a lifetime of research. The manuscripts and papers came to Dove Cottage in 2013 and have been fully photographed and digitised for free worldwide use. On his death, Iain very generously bequeathed his printed books and images to the Trust, which with the manuscripts, makes Grasmere a centre for Bewick research.
On what would have been Iain’s 85th birthday, we are joined by Peter Quinn of the Bewick Society and acclaimed author Jenny Uglow to present an afternoon of talks in tribute to his life and collection. There will also be a printing press demonstration using Thomas Bewick woodblock images from Iain’s collection.
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