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John Evelyn (1620–1706)

Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Evelyn stands side-on, gaze toward the viewer. He is informally dressed in a loose brown robe over a white shirt: his hair is in a simple style, naturally grey-white and collar-length. In his right hand Evelyn holds a copy of his book 'Sylva' (1664), its title and author surname on the red spine label.

The Royal Society


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    76.5 x 63.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    presented by Mary Evelyn, 1708


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