Jonathan Swift. S.T.D.
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 ; oval frame on pedestal with ornament in rectangle.
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[London] : For J. Hinton at the King's Arms in Newgate Street, .
In-house number: PA 2106.
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".
Engraved for the "Universal Magazine", December 1751.
Physical description: 1 print : engraving ; image16.7 x 10 cm., plate mark 20.3 x 12.3 cm.,sheet 20.7 x 13 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of Irish Portraits / Rosalind M. Elmes. - Dublin, 1975 : p. 197.
After an original painting by Charles Jervas, (ca. 1675-1739).
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