John Evelyn (1620-1706), Diarist and virtuoso
Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Artist associated with 2 portraits
Evelyn's varied life and wide range of interests are reflected in his writings, on subjects as diverse as forestry, engraving, numismatics, air pollution and refrigeration. He was a founder member of the Royal Society. He is best known, however, for his Diary, which provides a detailed record of and commentary on his times.
by James Caldwall, published by Robert John Thornton