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Jonathan Swift

(1667-1745), Satirist and divine

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 26 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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Jonathan Swift, by J. Pass, after  Francis Bindon - NPG D40799

Jonathan Swift

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

Jonathan Swift, by Benjamin Holl, after  Charles Jervas - NPG D8206

Jonathan Swift

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

Jonathan Swift, by Photographische Gesellschaft, after  Charles Jervas - NPG D40790

Jonathan Swift

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

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Jonathan Swift

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

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Jonathan Swift

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

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Jonathan Swift

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



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