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Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Satirist and divine

Sitter in 23 portraits
The satirical author Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, where he served as Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral from 1713. Visiting London, he became friends with the writers Congreve, Addison, Steele and Pope. Swift's own successful literary career had been launched with A Tale of a Tub (1704), and his fantastical satire on contemporary politics and manners, Gulliver's Travels (1726), secured his lasting reputation.

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4407

Jonathan Swift

by or after Charles Jervas
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1709-1710)
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278

Jonathan Swift

by Charles Jervas
oil on canvas, circa 1718
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 278

5319

Jonathan Swift

by Francis Bindon
oil on canvas, circa 1724-1726
NPG 5319

6961

Jonathan Swift

by Rupert Barber
pastel, circa 1745
NPG 6961

D31511

Jonathan Swift

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D31511

D31513

Jonathan Swift

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D31513

D31514

Jonathan Swift

by George Vertue, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D31514

D31519

Jonathan Swift

by Peter Pelham, published by John Bowles
mezzotint, early to mid 18th century
NPG D31519

D19420

Jonathan Swift

by Paul Fourdrinier, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, (circa 1718)
NPG D19420

D4082

Jonathan Swift

by Alexander van Aken, after Markham
mezzotint, published 25 February 1740
NPG D4082

D31512

Jonathan Swift

by Andrew Miller, after Francis Bindon
mezzotint, 1743-1744
NPG D31512

D18728

Jonathan Swift

by Thomas Burford, published by John Bowles, after Markham
mezzotint, 1744
NPG D18728

D31518

Jonathan Swift

by Simon François Ravenet, after Thomas Barber
line engraving, published 1752
NPG D31518

D8209

Jonathan Swift

by Christian Fritzsch, after Rupert Barber
line engraving, 1752
NPG D8209

D13923

Jonathan Swift

by Benjamin Wilson, after Thomas Barber
etching, published 1752
NPG D13923

D31517

Jonathan Swift

by William Walker, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, published 1779
NPG D31517

D8206

Jonathan Swift

by Benjamin Holl, after Charles Jervas
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D8206

D20036

Jonathan Swift

by Paul Fourdrinier, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, (circa 1718)
NPG D20036

D19237

Jonathan Swift

by Alexander van Aken, after Markham
mezzotint, published 25 February 1740
NPG D19237

D40800

Jonathan Swift

by Thomas Burford, published by John Bowles, after Markham
mezzotint, 1744
NPG D40800

D19089

Jonathan Swift

by Thomas Burford, published by John Bowles, after Markham
mezzotint, 1744
NPG D19089

D40799

Jonathan Swift

by J. Pass, after Francis Bindon
stipple engraving printed in colours, 1828
NPG D40799

D40790

Jonathan Swift

by Photographische Gesellschaft, after Charles Jervas
photogravure, early 20th century (circa 1718)
NPG D40790

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