by Michael van der Gucht, after E. Knight
British Museum 1943,0410.507
Inscription below the portrait:
ATHENIANISM was John Dunton's thought,
And in these features to Perfection brought;
For Knight and 'Gucht that Mystick Art did find,
To paint John's PROJECTS person, and his Mind.
They with the likeness warmth and Grace do give,
And make his Picture seem to think and live:
And's Heraldry he from the Muses farms,
For PEGASUS shou'd be a Poets Arms.
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