(c.1675 - 1739)
Charles Jervas was active/lived in England, Ireland. Charles Jervas is known for portrait painting, art collelcting.
Biography Charles Jervas
Charles Jervas (c.1675-1739)
The Irish portrait painter Charles Jervas was born in Dublin around 1675. Moving to London, he studied under the established portraitist Sir Godfrey Kneller for two years between 1694 and 1695. Jervas was also an art-collector, and after selling a series of prints of Cartoons by the Renaissance Old Master Raphael to Dr. George Clarke of All Souls College, Oxford, he used the proceeds to travel to Paris and Rome, remaining abroad until about 1709 when he returned to London.
Falling on his feet, Charles Jervas rapidly built up a reputation as a portrait artist, executing portraits of rich London intellectuals and friends, including Jonathan Swift and the poet Alexander Pope (both of which
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