Friday 25 November 2016

Jonathan Swift by Roubiliac, Trinity College Library, Dublin.

The Marble Bust of Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745).
by Louis Francois Roubiliac,
circa 1748/49. 
Trinity College Library, Dublin.
Photographs taken by the author 4 October 2016.










 Sources for Trinity College Library Roubiliac bust of Swift.
It is most unlikely that Roubiliac ever met Swift.
Swift was last in London in 1727 when he stayed with Alexander Pope.
Jonathan Swift.
after Charles Jervas.
engraved by Paul Foudrinier.
Plate 355 x 262 mm.
 © National Portrait Gallery, London.
Jonathan Swift.
after Charles Jervas (1675 - 1739).
Engraved by George Vertue.
Plate size -372 x 262 mm.
First quarter of the 18th century.
© National Portrait Gallery, London
The two engravings above are possibly the sources for the Roubiliac Busts of Swift.

Jonathan Swift.
Mezzotint after Markham.
signed Vanhaeken.
This engraving is much closer to the Cunningham bust and was probably the source for it.

Mezzotint after Markham.
Thomas Burford.
dated 1744.
Pub Bowles London.
Plate size - 351 x 249 mm.

For an Article by Malcolm Baker on the Trinity College Library busts  

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