Estevens, David

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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).


F. Landsberger, in: huca, 16 (1941), 387–8.

[Cecil Roth]