Jonathan Swift. Born 1667. Died 1745.
|Main Creator:||Jenkins, Joseph John, 1811-1885|
Jonathan Swift, D.D., (1667-1745), Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin ; satirist : Half-length, to front, facing and looking to left, in curled wig, dark gown and bands.
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[London] : [Published by Thomas Kelly, 17 Paternoster Row], .
In-house number: PA 2104.
One of three plates. See reference numbers EP SWIF-JO (17) I and EP SWIF-JO (17B) I for more details about the other plates.
Title inscribed in ink l.c. on mount.
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 : stipple ; image 7.9 x 6.2 cm., sheet 8.5 x 6.8 cm., cropped within plate mark, pasted on mount 10.4 x 7.6 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of Irish Portraits / Rosalind M. Elmes. - Dublin, 1975 : p. 197.
Attributed to Joseph John Jenkins, (1811-1885), from an engraving by George Vertue, (1684-1750), after an original painting by Charles Jervas, (ca. 1675-1739).
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|EP SWIF-JO (17A) I||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|
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