Jonathan Swift, D.D., (1667-1745), Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin ; satirist : Head & shoulders, to front, turned and looking to right, in curled wig, dark gown and bands.
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[s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.d.].
In-house number: PA 2110A.
One of two proofs. This proof being one before letters. See reference number EP SWIF-JO (21) I for more details about the other proof which has title only.
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 : line & stipple ; image on sheet 16.6 x 9.8 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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