1 portrait of Jonathan Swift
© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Rupert Barber
pastel, circa 1745
23 7/8 in. x 19 7/8 in. (605 mm x 504 mm)
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- Rupert Barber (1719-1772), Portrait painter and miniaturist. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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This pastel portrait was drawn at the time of Swift's death. A near-profile portrait of the author is set within a still-life where symbolic wreaths adorn his works Gulliver's Travels and The Journal of a Modern Lady.