There's nothing like the likeness of your favorite author to provide inspiration over that first, blank page.
Sculptor Jeanne Rhynhart's creations are coldcast bronze, cast from her original designs. In addition to the famous statue of Molly Malone which graces Grafton Street in Dublin, Jeanne has designed the busts of Dean Swift and Oscar Wilde at the Dublin Writer's Museum, Dublin and a James Joyce bust placed in the New York Public Library. She creates thoughtful interpretations, the brain children of thorough background research as well as imagination and talent.
Bust stands approximately 5" tall.
About Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Irish satirist, poet, political writer and clergyman. Born in Dublin of English parents, Swift received his education in Ireland. After about 24 years spent in England, he was appointed Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin in 1713 and remained there for the rest of his life. He wrote the "Drapier's Letters" in 1724, in the guise of the pen name M.B. Drapier; these letters were designed to incite the Irish against a new coinage and a reward ot 300 British pounds was soon offered by the English government for discovering the author. It was well known in Ireland that Swift was the author, yet he was so well loved and respected, that no one turned him in. Swift is most famous for writing the classic novel Gulliver's Travels as well as the radical essay A Modest Proposal which suggested satirically that the Irish should eat their children to avoid starvation. His lectern in St Patrick's Cathedral is still there should you visit the cathedral.