Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905

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Dates:
Birth 1826-02-23
Death 1905-08-21
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Evans was born Feb. 23, 1826 in Southwark, London, England; at 13 years old, he became reading boy at Samuel Bentley's, printers in Shoe Lane; in 1840 he was apprenticed to wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells; started business as wood-engraver, first on Fleet St. and later on Racquet Court; became known as color engraver, printing The poems of Oliver Goldsmith (1858) and A chronicle of England (1864); color-printed children's books by Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway; retired in 1892 to Ventnor; died in 1905; after his death, the business was carried on by his sons Edmund, Wilfred and Herbert.

From the description of Letters to Edmund Evans from various persons, ca. 1855-1910. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38272671

Epithet: of Stowe MS 184

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x0002fa

Evans was born Feb. 23, 1826 in Southwark, London, England; educated at a school in Jamaica Row; at 13 became reading boy at Samuel Bentley's, printers in Shoe Lane; in 1840 he was apprenticed to wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells; started business as wood-engraver, first on Fleet St., then on Racquet Court; became known as color engraver, printing The poems of Oliver Goldsmith (1858), followed by Common objects of the sea shore, and Common objects of the country; printed A chronicle of England (1864); printed children's books by Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway.

From the description of Collection of etchings after Randolph Caldecott, 1897-1907. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39214976

Epithet: solicitor

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x0001ff

Epithet: of Add MS 38224

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x0002f9

Biography

Evans was born February 23, 1826 in Southwark, London, England; at 13 years old, he became reading boy at Samuel Bentley's, printers in Shoe Lane; in 1840 he was apprenticed to wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells; started business as wood-engraver, first on Fleet St. and later on Racquet Court; became known as color engraver, printing The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith (1858) and A Chronicle of England (1864); color-printed children's books by Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway; retired in 1892 to Ventnor; died in 1905; after his death, the business was carried on by his sons Edmund, Wilfred and Herbert.

From the guide to the Letters to Edmund Evans, ca. 1855-1910, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Biography

Evans was born February 23, 1826 in Southwark, London, England; educated at a school in Jamaica Row; at 13 became reading boy at Samuel Bentley's, printers in Shoe Lane; in 1840 he was apprenticed to wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells; started business as wood-engraver, first on Fleet St., then on Racquet Court; became known as color engraver, printing The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith (1858), followed by Common Objects of the Sea Shore, and Common Objects of the Country ; printed A Chronicle of England (1864); printed children's books by Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway.

From the guide to the Edmund Evans Etchings After Randolph Caldecott, 1897-1907, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Illustration of books--19th century
  • Color-printing--History--Sources
  • Color printing--Correspondence
  • Etching, English--Specimens
  • Color printing--England--Correspondence
  • Wood-engraving--History--Sources
  • Printmakers--Archival resources
  • Wood-engravers--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Wood-engravers--England--Correspondence
  • Printer
  • Printmakers--England--Archival resources

Places:

  • Basing House, Southton (as recorded)
  • Shotover Forest, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Coventry, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Banbury, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Kent, England (as recorded)
  • Madagascar, Africa (as recorded)
  • Guernsey, Channel Islands (as recorded)
  • New England, America (as recorded)
  • Virginia, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Reading, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Knowle, Kent (as recorded)
  • Little Chart, Kent (as recorded)
  • Hereford, Herefordshire (as recorded)
  • Jamaica, Central America (as recorded)
  • Jersey, Channel Islands (as recorded)
  • Weymouth, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Melcombe Regis, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Colchester, Essex (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Stowood Forest, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Needwood Chase, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Luston, Herefordshire (as recorded)