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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.

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John Evelyn, by Hendrick van der Borcht the Younger - NPG L148

John Evelyn

by Hendrick van der Borcht the Younger
oil on canvas, 1641
NPG L148

John Evelyn, by Robert Walker - NPG 6179

John Evelyn

by Robert Walker
oil on canvas, 1648
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6179

John Evelyn, by Robert Nanteuil - NPG 3258

John Evelyn

by Robert Nanteuil
engraving, 1650
NPG 3258

John Evelyn, by Robert Nanteuil - NPG D21269

John Evelyn

by Robert Nanteuil
engraving, 1650
NPG D21269

John Evelyn, after Robert Nanteuil - NPG D30350

John Evelyn

after Robert Nanteuil
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D30350

John Evelyn, by James Tookey, after  Robert Nanteuil - NPG D30352

John Evelyn

by James Tookey, after Robert Nanteuil
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D30352

John Evelyn, by Francesco Bartolozzi - NPG D13884

John Evelyn

by Francesco Bartolozzi
line engraving, published 1776
NPG D13884

John Evelyn, by William Holl Sr, or by  William Holl Jr - NPG D30351

John Evelyn

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30351

'Philosophers of the last Century' (John Mayow; John Evelyn), by James Caldwall, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34358

'Philosophers of the last Century' (John Mayow; John Evelyn)

by James Caldwall, published by Robert John Thornton
line engraving and etching, published 20 December 1800
NPG D34358

John Evelyn, by Thomas Bragg, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D2317

John Evelyn

by Thomas Bragg, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1818
NPG D2317

John Evelyn, by Unknown artist - NPG D7034

John Evelyn

by Unknown artist
wax seal impression
NPG D7034

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John Evelyn

by Robert Nanteuil
engraving, 1650
NPG D20216

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John Evelyn

by Thomas Worlidge, after Robert Nanteuil
etching, published 1755
NPG D18840

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