1 portrait of Adam Elsheimer
by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Johannes Meyssens
6 1/4 in. x 4 1/4 in. (158 mm x 108 mm) paper size
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- Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman active in Italy. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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Current affairsThe Cavalier Parliament, with pro-royalist-Anglican majority, begins passing legislation to enforce conformity to the restored Church of England. These statues became known as the 'Clarendon Code', named after, Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, erroneously, since Clarendon favoured a more tolerate approach.
Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Art and sciencePrince Rupert, Count Palatine, the earliest practitioner of mezzotint engraving in England, demonstrates the technique to diarist John Evelyn.
The Sceptical Chymist by natural philosopher, Robert Boyle is published; in it Boyle argues for a more philosophical approach to the study of nature by 'chymists'.