The present bust of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) - the famous satirist, essayist, poet and cleric - author of Gulliver's Travels (1726) and cleric of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, is modelled on the original by Louis-Francois Roubiliac (1702-1762), which Roubiliac made for Trinity College, Dublin and currently sits alongside many other important 18th century busts. Roubiliac was a French sculptor who worked in England and became one of the most prominent sculptors in London working in the rococo style. Power also did a bronze bust of W. B. Yeats, see lot 44.
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