Finding Aid for the Edmund Evans Etchings After Randolph Caldecott, 1897-1907

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1998
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Edmund Evans Etchings After Randolph Caldecott, 1897-1907

Collection number: 399

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, April 1997
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, June 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edmund Evans Etchings After Randolph Caldecott,
Date (inclusive): 1897-1907
Collection number: 399
Creator: Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
Extent: 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Edmund Evans (1826-1905) was born in Southwark, London, England. In 1840, he was apprenticed to wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells. He started a business as a wood-engraver, first on Fleet St., then on Racquet Court and became known as a color engraver. The collection consists of two etchings on steel from drawings by Randolph Caldecott. There are also three prints from the above two etchings, as well as another made by the Camberwell School of Arts in 1986, together with a brief history of these plates.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edmund Evans Etchings After Randolph Caldecott (Collection 399). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218006 

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.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of two etchings on steel--Ride a Cock Horse and The Seasons, Kensington Gardens--by Edmund Evans, from drawings by Randolph Caldecott. There are also three prints from the above two etchings, as well as another made by the Camberwell School of Arts in 1986, together with a brief history of these plates.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905--Archives.
Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886.
Printmakers--England--Archival resources.
Etching, English--Specimens.
Etchings.


Container List

Box 1

Etching on a steel plate Ride a Cock Horse. 1897.

Physical Description: 166 × 223mm.

Note

Made by Edmund Evans from a pen and ink drawing by Randolph Caldecott.
Box 1

Etching on a steel plate The Seasons, Kensington Gardens. 1897.

Physical Description: 183 × 151mm.

Note

Made by Edmund Evans from a pen and ink drawing by Randolph Caldecott.
Box 1

Ride a Cock Horse. Pulled on the rolling press at Camberwell School of Arts, July 21, 1983.

Physical Description: Print from the above steel plate. no.34/50. Sheet size 324 × 370mm.
Box 1

The Seasons, Kensington Gardens. Pulled on the rolling press at the Camberwell School of the Arts, July 20, 1983.

Physical Description: Print from the above steel plate. no.33/50. Sheet size 323 × 263mm.
Box 1

The lion and other beasts. Dividing the profits of a book.

Physical Description: Printed from a copper plate 152 × 212mm. Sheet size 263 × 322mm.

Note

Etching made by Edmund Evans from a drawing by Randolph Caldcott.
Box 1

Ride a Cock Horse. From Routledge's Christmas Number (1881).

Physical Description: Color photocopy of the illustration.
Box 1

Description of the history of the two steel plates made by Edmund Evans from Randolph Caldecott drawings.