Ionat. Swift. S.T.P. & Decan St. Pat. in Hib.
|Main Creator:||Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver,|
Jonathan Swift, D.D., (1667-1745), Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin ; satirist : Half-length, to front, facing and looking to right, in curled wig, dark gown and bands ; oval frame with title of print as inscription, cut in rectangle on pedestal with motto "Non Pareil".
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[s.l.] : [s.n.], [between ca. 1715 and 1716]
In-house number: PA 2100B.
One of three impressions. See reference numbers EP SWIF-JO (14) I and EP SWIF-JO (14A) I for more details about the other impressions.
From a picture now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. "Swift by C. Jervas, Bodleian Library Oxford". According to W.G. Strickland in his book "Dictionary of Irish Artists", Vol 1., 1913, p. 550, this picture "is almost certainly the one commenced by Jervas in 1709 and finished the following year. It was presented to Oxford by Swift's friend Alderman John Barber in 1739. The picture was engraved by G. Vertue under the supervision of Jervas himself in 1715 or 1716".
Physical description: 1 print : line ; image 9.9 x 7.1 cm., cropped within plate mark, pasted on sheet 10.2 x 7.8 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of Irish Portraits / Rosalind M. Elmes. - Dublin, 1975 : p. 197.
Attributed to George Vertue, (1684-1750), after an original painting by Charles Jervas, (ca. 1675-1739).
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|EP SWIF-JO (14B) I||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|
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