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EVERY, Simon Frederick
Etchings by S. F. Every, Esq
[Derbyshire], 1835. Final plate foxed, otherwise fine.. Folio, (leaf size 365 x 275mm), 32 etchings on 17 sheets, with various dates from 1822 to 1834, all but one drawn and etched by Every; some light spotting in the margins, but a very good copy; the original binding of contemporary green horizontal-grain cloth titled in gilt 'Etchings by S.F. Every Esq.'. A fine series of etchings by the Derbyshire, later New Zealand, artist and etcher Simon Frederick Every (1804-88). Every was the son of Sir Henry Every, Bt (1777-1855) of Egginton, Derbyshire; he emigrated to New Zealand in the 1850s, and farmed at Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, as well as holding the post of Sub-Treasurer at the Customs House. However, he continued to be productive artistically and made drawings and etchings, and later lithographs, of New Zealand landscapes. He is recorded as having exhibited at the 1865 New Zealand Exhibition held in Dunedin (bronze medal), is known to have earned at least a silver medal at an art festival. He seems to have managed to make his living as a farmer in New Zealand, perhaps supplementing his income with his artistic output. A descendant, Christine Allan-Johns, has discovered a portrait of Every which is reproduced in her article "The wrong side of the blanket" (The New Zealand Genealogist, Vol 49, no 370, April 2018: online resource). The present series of etchings was made before he emigrated, and serve to illustrate his early talent. The images are largely copied from old master paintings or genre pictures, and show peasants, cottages, rural landscapes and so forth. The fin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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