Sunday 13 November 2016

The Busts of Jonathan Swift at the RDS. Part I - The Patrick Cunningham Bust

The Plaster Busts of Jonathan Swift.
at the Royal Dublin Society.
Part 1.
Patrick Cunningham.

Drawing said to be of Swift by Isaac Whood (1688 - 1752).
Graphite on Paper.
37.2 x 26.7
Purchased 1907.

National Gallery of Ireland.

I suspect this isn't Swift given other depictions which show him with eyebrows of Dennis Healey proportions.

Marble in the National Museum of Ireland

Jonathan Swift.
Marble Bust.
by Patrick Cunningham.
22cms tall.

Purchased in 1901 in London from a Miss AL Cousins.

National Gallery of Ireland.



Wedgwood and Bentley bust of Swift.
c. 1780.

Unknown sculptor but based on the Cunningham Bust.

Height 19".

Sold Skinner Auctioneers of Boston, USA, Lot 40. - 12 January 2013.


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