Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Satirist and divine
‘Though his face has a look of dullness in it, he has very particular eyes: they are quite azure as the heavens, and there’s a very uncommon archness about them’ (Alexander Pope).
'He stood five feet five inches high' (Maynard Mack, 1985).
This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.