From Vertue ; Birrell sculp..
|Main Creator:||Birrell, A., fl. 18th century, engraver.|
Jonathan Swift, D.D., (1667-1745), Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin ; satirist : Nearly half-length, to front, facing and looking to left, in curled wig, dark gown and bands.
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[London] : Published by Harrison & Co., September 1st, 1794.
In-house number: PA 2102.
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".
Plate to "Biographical magazine".
Physical description: 1 print : line ; oval image 4.9 x 3.8 cm., plate mark 7.4 x 6.3 cm., sheet 8 x 10.9 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of Irish Portraits / Rosalind M. Elmes. - Dublin, 1975 : p. 197.
Attributed to A. Birrell, from an engraving by George Vertue, (1684-1750), after an original painting by Charles Jervas, (ca. 1675-1739).
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