Credit: ©The Royal Society
    Image number: RS.17125

    Portrait of John Evelyn

    John Evelyn (1620 - 1706, British) , Diarist
    Robert Nanteuil (1623 - 1678, French) , Artist
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    v3 p83
    height (Plate): 244mm
    width (Plate): 174mm
    Portrait of John Evelyn, engraved by Robert Nanteuil in 1650.
    Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

    John Evelyn FRS was a founding member of the Royal Society and is well-known for his diaries and his interest in numismatics and antiquities. He published a book on the history and art of copper engraving in 1662, and was the first to give a description in English of the method of engraving called mezzotint. He also published a translation into English of Roland Fréart's works on architecture and painting.

    From a set of albums known as Collectanea Newtoniana, a selection of prints, original artwork and manuscripts relating to Newton, collected by Charles Turnor (1768-1853). Turnor was an astronomer, collector and Fellow of the Royal Society. He owned Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton’s birthplace).
    Related fellows
    Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727, British) , Natural philosopher
    John Evelyn (1620 - 1706, British) , Diarist
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