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
line engraving and etching, published 20 December 1800
Literature, Journalism and Publishing
Writers and critics