EVANS, DAVID (1793 - 1861), glass stainer

Name: David Evans
Date of birth: 1793
Date of death: 1861
Parent: Mary Evans
Parent: David Evans
Gender: Male
Occupation: glass stainer
Area of activity: Art and Architecture
Author: Mary Gwyneth Lewis

Chr. 21 April 1793 at Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire, the son of David and Mary Evans. He was apprenticed to (Sir) J. Betton of Shrewsbury, with whom he entered into partnership in 1815. The windows of Hawkstone Park, Salop, which were done in elaborate design, were the work of Evans. During the years 1822-28 extensive restorations to the windows of Winchester College chapel were carried out by the firm of Evans and Betton. Their work, particularly on the great east window, the gift of William of Wykeham, was considered a notable achievement as a specimen of close imitation of the ancient painted glass. Other work by Evans includes the restoration of the east window (dating from c. 1445) in Ludlow church and windows in Lincoln cathedral and in the Abbey church, Shrewsbury. Evans died at Shrewsbury on 17 November 1861.


Published date: 1959

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