From the picture in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. ; Engraved by B. Holl.
|Main Creator:||Holl, Benjamin, 1808-1884, engraver.|
Jonathan Swift, D.D., (1667-1745), Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin ; satirist : Half-length, to front, looking to right, in curled wig, dark gown and bands ; ends of oval frame showing at bottom in rectangle.
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London : Published by Charles Knight & Co., Ludgate Street, [between ca. 1842 and 1873].
In-house number: PA 2108.
One of two plates. See reference number EP SWIF-JO (20) I for more details about the other plate.
Printed l.c. on sheet: "Under the Superintendance of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge".
Sheet with inscription in ink pasted u.c. on sheet: "Who can believe with common sense, ... Does he regard on what we dine."
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".
Physical description: 1 print : stipple ; image 12.9 x 10.6 cm., sheet 25.4 x 19 cm., cropped within plate mark.
Citations/References: Catalogue of Irish Portraits / Rosalind M. Elmes. - Dublin, 1975 : p. 197.
Attributed to Benjamin Holl, (1808-1884), after an original painting by Charles Jervas, (ca. 1675-1739).
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|EP SWIF-JO (20A) I||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|
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