Clavel Jesson, Engraver

(b. 1821, d. 1893)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Son of Thomas Jesson and Maria Jane Clavel, was born in Dublin in 1821, and baptized in St. Andrew's Church on 22nd October. He was educated in the Blue-coat School, and was afterwards apprenticed to James Kennedy Le Bas, engraver, of Anglesea Street. He worked chiefly as an engraver for the silversmiths in Dublin, and, at his death in 1893, was succeeded in his business by J. Rooney, his pupil, whose family still carries on the calling of silver and brass engravers.

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