Born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, and Jevons was in 1891 a boarder at Treveal, Zennor. He had come from Liverpool in 1890, being a close friend of Sigisbert Chretien BOSCH REITZ.
At the Opening Exhibition of NAG in 1895, the reviewer of his painting remarked on his powerful work Old Cornish Firs - tall firs with a background of shaggy, moorland. Wood locates him between 1894 and 1896 in Cornwall, when he exhibited two paintings, Evening and A Cornish Lane at the RA. However in both of these years, Johnson & Greutzner report addresses for him also in Liverpool; he may have maintained studios in both places.
Whybrow finds him working with the St Ives Colony, with an address at 7 The Terrace, in her earliest 1883-1900 list of artists in and around St Ives, and he was also a signatory for the Glanville letter, sent in November 1898 in response to artists' concerns about proposed over-development for the town. However, he appears to have purchased his home, Roswick Cottage at St Martin on The Lizard peninsula, and removed himself to it in 1894, keeping-up with his St Ives and Newlyn friends from there.
It is clear from looking at the two bookplates that Edmund George FULLER designed for him (reprinted in Tovey 2009) that his primary occupations, aside from painting, were his animals and his garden, not to mention his reading. In any event he was still in Cornwall and living at St Martin on The Lizard peninsula in 1907.
works and access
Work includes: Old Cornish Firs (c1895); A Cornish Lane; Evening
Notts Castle 1894
NAG Opening 1895
Walker Gallery, Liverpool (2)
Hardie (1995)100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery
(2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Lomax The Golden Dream
Newlyn Letterbook (1) 1907
Notts Exhibition catalogue (repr Hardie 2009)
Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History (illus)
The Year's Art;
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1883-1900 list)
Wood (1995) Victorian Painters