Portrait of Jonathan Swift

Portrait of Jonathan SwiftThis portrait is a sympathetic portrayal of the writer Jonathan Swift at a time when several of his close friends had died, while the great love of his life, Esther Johnson, or "Stella", had passed away ten years before, leaving him increasingly disillusioned and facing a lonely old age. The artist, a friend of Swift, conveys much of the sadness of these years in this down-to-earth portrait.

CreatorBindon, Francis (Search Europeana for this person)
CollectionCrawford Gallery
Timespan18th century
Repository Pagehttps://www.europeana.eu/item/15410/85ECAFE95BDD8A31A4EF58B5...
Web Pagehttp://crawfordartgallery.ie/pages/paintings/FrancisBindon.h...
Subject TermsPainting
ProviderIrish Manuscripts Commission