Engraved portrait done by Nicholas de L'armessin II (ca 1632-1694) of English eccentric and student of natural science, Kenelm Digby, who was interested in astrology and alchemy; and was also a founding member of the Royal Society. The engraving is after a painting of Digby done by Flemish Baroque painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck [Vandyke] (1599-1641), who was a friend of Digby's. [Note: The L'armessin name was that of a famous 17th and 18th century French family of engravers, printers, and booksellers. It could be that the engraving of Digby was done instead by N. de L'armessin III (ca 1640-1725). When researching, one finds a blur as to which works were completed by who.]
Original in Fine Art Box 1
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