(b Antwerp, 1579; d Florence, 1669). Flemish tapestry-weaver. He was working in Paris in 1619, when he was invited by Cosimo II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, to go to Florence to assist in the revival of tapestry-weaving. Fevère, who knew both the high- and low-warp techniques, was given a workshop in the Palazzo Vecchio. In 1630, after the death of Jacopo Ebert van Asselt (fl 1621-30), head weaver of the Arazzeria Medicea—the Medici tapestry factory—Fevère was named head weaver and moved to the larger workshops at S Marco. His sons Giovanni (d 1700), Francesco, Andrea, Filippo (d after 1677) and Jacopo worked with him; in 1662 Giovanni founded one of the important dynastic workshops at the Gobelins tapestry Factory at its institution in 1662.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.