|Born||Thomas Orlando Sheldon Jewitt
|Died||30 May 1869 (aged 70)
Camden Square, London
|Known for||Wood engraver|
Thomas Orlando Sheldon Jewitt (1799 – 30 May 1869) was an English architectural wood-engraver.
Before the introduction of photographic processes, wood engraving was the standard method of book illustration. Jewitt's illustrations were widely used between 1820 and 1870. Many of his engravings are still reproduced in modern works and are frequently to be found in reference works covering architecture, archaeology, typography and natural history. He produced numerous engravings used for seals and bookplates.
At time of the 1841 census, Jewitt was living at Church House, St Andrew’s Road, Headington; besides him, his wife Phoebe and three children, the census returns also record his brother, George Jewitt, a letter-press printer, and his apprentice, Edward Bower, at the same address. He was considered as parish constable of Headington in 1844 and 1845, and in 1855 was Churchwarden of St Andrew’s Church.
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- J. H. Parker. A Guide to the Architectural Antiquities in the Neighbourhood of Oxford (F. & J. Rivington, 1842)
- J. H. Parker. Glossary of Architecture (Parker, archaeologist and publisher of Oxford)
- A Manual of British Archaeology (Charles Boutell, London, Lovell 1858)
- Matthew Holbeche Bloxam. Principles of Gothic Architecture 
- 1863 Lovell Reeve (1814–1865), (with illustrations by George Brettingham Sowerby II and Orlando Jewitt). The land and freshwater mollusks indigenous to, or naturalized in, the British Isles. Reeve & Co., London.
- Churches of Northamptonshire
- Domestic Architecture
- Guidebooks to the English Cathedrals
- Memorials of Westminster Abbey (Scott)
- Books on Venice and Spain (Street )
- Broomhead, Frank. The Book Illustrations of Orlando Jewitt. Pinner, Middlesex: Private Libraries Association, 1995 ISBN 0-900002-36-0
- Orlando Jewitt:Wood Engraver (Harry Carter, Oxford University Press 1962)