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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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L148

John Evelyn

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

6179

John Evelyn

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

3258

John Evelyn

by Robert Nanteuil
engraving, 1650
NPG 3258

D21269

John Evelyn

by Robert Nanteuil
engraving, 1650
NPG D21269

D30350

John Evelyn

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

D30352

John Evelyn

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

D13884

John Evelyn

by Francesco Bartolozzi
line engraving, published 1776
NPG D13884

D30351

John Evelyn

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

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

D2317

John Evelyn

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

D7034

John Evelyn

by Unknown artist
wax seal impression
NPG D7034

D20216

John Evelyn

by Robert Nanteuil
engraving, 1650
NPG D20216

D18840

John Evelyn

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