Charles Jervas

c. 1675-1739 Ireland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Charles Jervas was born in Offaly, Ireland, in 1675. In London, he studied under Sir Godfrey Kneller and spent time in Italy before settling in London. He quickly became a prominent portraitist, and in 1723, he replaced Kneller as the King's Portrait Painter. His most famous portraits are of Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope. He gave painting lessons to Pope, who wrote of him in verse. Jervas also possessed literary skills, and he translated Cervantes's Don Quixote, published posthumously, which was a success. He died in London in 1739.

 

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Alexander
Pope

Alexander Pope

Earl of
Abercorn

The Eight Earl of Abercorn as a Child

Charles
Boyle

Charles Boyle Fourth Earl of Orrery

Deer Dog
and Cat

Deer Dog and Cat#

Viscountess
Townshend

Dorothy Viscountess Townshend

George
The Second

George The Second

Caroline
of Ansbach

Caroline of Ansbach by studio of Charles Jervas

General
William Cosby

General William Cosby


The Honorable Jane
Seymour Conway

The Honorable Jane Seymour Conway

Lavinia
Fenton

Lavinia Fenton Later Duchess of Bolton as Polly Peachum

Jonathan
Swift

Jonathan Swift one

Jonathan
Swift

Jonathan Swift

Henrietta Wife of
Thomas P-Holles

Henrietta Wife of Thomas Pelham-Holles

Lady Mary Wortley
Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley
Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Standing by a Clavicytherium

Queen Anne of
Great Britain

Queen Anne of Great Britain

Thomas
Carter

Thomas Carter Right Honorable Member of Parliment

Thomas
Pelham

Thomas Pelham-Holles First Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Sarah
Churchill

Sarah Churchill Duchess of Marlborough

Thomas
P-Holles

Thomas Pelham-Holles First Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne One

Unidentified
Man

Unidentified Man possibly Daniel Finch Second Earl of Nottingham

Henry
Saint John

Henry Saint John First Viscount Bolingbroke

Henrietta
Howard

Henrietta Howard

William
Augustus

William Augustus Duke of Cumberland