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Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893), Master of Balliol College, Oxford

Sitter in 12 portraits
Jowett's name became synonymous with Balliol College, Oxford, which he turned into the leading college in one of Britain's top universities at the height of its world power. Jowett was educated at Balliol where, unusually, he was elected a fellow while still an undergraduate. In 1855 he was appointed to the Regius Professorship of Greek. During his vacations, he undertook a translation of Plato's Dialogues, which was published to great acclaim in 1871. He was elected Master of the college in 1870 and it is chiefly as an outstanding master of Balliol that he is remembered. However, at the end of the twentieth century his translations of Plato's Dialogues, Aristotle's Politics and Thucydides were still in print.

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Benjamin Jowett

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3475


Benjamin Jowett

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 9 December 1893
NPG 2389


Benjamin Jowett

by Thomas & George Shrimpton, after Unknown artist
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17839


Benjamin Jowett

by Hills & Saunders, after Unknown artist
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18293


Benjamin Jowett

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1890
NPG x127449


Benjamin Jowett

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1890
NPG x18962


Benjamin Jowett; Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, 1st Bt

by Henry William Taunt & Co
cabinet card, circa 1890
NPG x5146


Benjamin Jowett

by Francis Holl, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, (circa 1855)
NPG D36745


Benjamin Jowett

probably by The Autotype Company, after Désiré François Laugée
collotype, after 1871
NPG D42703


Benjamin Jowett

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893
NPG Ax29141


Benjamin Jowett ('Men of the Day. No. 124.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 26 February 1876
NPG D43733