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date: 17 October 2019

Evesham, Epiphaniuslocked

(b ?1570 or earlier; fl c. 1589–1623).
  • Adam White

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(b ?1570 or earlier; flc. 1589–1623).

English sculptor and painter. He was born (probably at Epiphany) into a family of Herefordshire gentry, the fourteenth and youngest child of William Evesham of Wellington. He is said to have been a pupil of the Southwark sculptor Richard Stevens, but the source of this information is unreliable. His earliest recorded work is an engraved sun-dial (1589; Hereford, City Mus. & A.G.); during the 1590s he made at least two minor memorial tablets. In 1591 he was apparently in London, and by 1600 he had moved to Paris, where he remained until at least 1615. The extensive documentation of his time abroad indicates that he was an artist of considerable versatility (see Jurgens, 1960). In 1601 he subcontracted the metal-casting of a model of Neptune on three seahorses. Five years later he undertook to make the black marble tomb slab of the Archbishop of Sens (untraced), to be installed in the cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris, and in ...

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