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