John Evelyn Esq.r
Etching with drypoint. Plate 140 x 95mm (5½ x 3¾"). Tipped into album sheet, very fine impression.
Portrait, bust, three-quarter to right, looking towards the viewer, cloak trimmed with decorative balls over his shoulder; etched by Thomas Worlidge, the 'English Rembrandt', after Nanteuil. Frontispiece to 'Sculptura' (1755); state with title. John Evelyn (1620-1706) the English writer, gardener and diarist, whose diaries, like those of Pepys, are significant records of 17th-century life. Both he and Pepys corresponded frequently, and much of this correspondence has been preserved.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
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