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ID: 500107701
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500107701

 

Record Type: Person
Yeveley, Henry (English architect, born ca. 1320-1330, died 1400)

Note: Important early English architect, probably born near Yeaveley, Derbyshire. He is first recorded in 1353 and thereafter quickly rose to prominence. In about 1357 he was appointed mason to Edward, Prince of Wales (1330-1376). The title of King's Deviser of Masonry, which he held from 1360 until his death in 1400, indicates that he was considered an architect in the modern sense, with responsibility for design, erection, and maintenance of all Crown works. Project include Queenborough Castle (1361-1367; destroyed 1650), Rochester Castle (repaired 1367-1368), parts of the London Charterhouse (contracted 1371), and John of Gaunt's chantry (1374-ca. 1378; destroyed 1666) for Old St. Paul's Cathedral in London. He later directed repairs at Old St. Paul's (1381-1382) and payments were made for a new south doorway and window in 1387-1388. His characteristic Perpendicular moldings as well as other stylistic evidence indicates that he was responsible for the Black Prince's chantry (from 1363) in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral. The Neville screen (1372-1376) in Durham Cathedral has been credited to Yeveley's London workshop. Yeveley was probably responsible for the design of the tomb of Edward the Black Prince at Canterbury Cathedral. Although he was not recorded as in charge of rebuilding Canterbury's city walls until 1385, stylistic evidence suggests that he was responsible from the beginning of work in 1378, notably for the Westgate. One of his most important acheivements is the Perpendicular nave of Canterbury Cathedral which is attributed to him on the basis of both documentary and stylistic evidence. He may also have consulted on designs for William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, from 1381 (e.g. Oxford, New College). Yeveley was appointed master mason to Westminster Abbey in 1387, although he may have been involved with earlier projects there. He collaborated with Stephen Lote on designs for the tomb-chests of Richard II and Anne of Bohemia and Cardinal Simon Langham. In 1389 Yevele supervised work at the Tower of London and from 1390 he directed repairs of Winchester Castle. Between 1394 and 1399 he worked as architect at the new Westminster Hall and his last work was probably the vault of the north porch (1399-1400).

Names:
Yeveley, Henry (preferred,V,index)
Henry Yeveley (V,display)
Yevele, Henry (V)
Evelee, Henry (V)
Yivele, Henry (V)
Yvele, Henry (V)
Yveley, Henry (V)
Zevele, Henry (V)
Zhevele, Henry (V)
Zyvele, Henry (V)
Henry Yevele (U)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
architect
mason
builder
master builder
court artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Yeaveley (Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Yeveley, Henry (I)

Biographies:
(English architect, born ca. 1320-1330, died 1400) ..... [VP Preferred]
(English mason, act.1353, d.1400) ..... [BHA]
(English architect, 1320-1400) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Evelee, Henry ........ [Grove Art, VP]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
Henry Yevele ........ [Grove Art, VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Henry Yeveley ........ [VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Yevele, Henry ........ [Grove Art Preferred, VP]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
Yeveley, Henry ........ [BHA Preferred, Grove Art, VP Preferred]
..............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
Yivele, Henry ........ [Grove Art, VP]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
Yvele, Henry ........ [Grove Art, VP]
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
Yveley, Henry ........ [Grove Art, VP]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
Zevele, Henry ........ [Grove Art, VP]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
Zhevele, Henry ........ [Grove Art, VP]
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
Zyvele, Henry ........ [Grove Art, VP]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004

Subject: ........ [BHA, Grove Art, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
....................  Harvey, Archbishop Simon, Canterbury Cathedral Chronicle (1982)
....................  Harvey, English Mediaeval Architects (1984)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der K√ľnstler (1980-1986)
....................  Webb, Architecture in Britain, the Middle Ages (1956)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 June 2004
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