ESTEVENS, DAVID

ESTEVENS, DAVID (born before 1670–died after 1715), Jewish artist of Spanish (Marrano) origin. He lived in Denmark, studying in Copenhagen under the French artist Jacques d'Agar; he also spent some time in England. His best-known work is a portrait executed in London of Rabbi david nieto which was afterward engraved by James McArdell (1727). He may also have been the artist of the well-known portrait of Ẓevi Hirsch Ashkenazi (the Ḥakham Ẓevi). -BIBLIOGRAPHY: F. Landsberger, in: HUCA, 16 (1941), 387–8. (Cecil Roth)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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