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Benjamin Jowett

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

Sitter in 13 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 - NPG 3475

Benjamin Jowett

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

Benjamin Jowett, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2389

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 - NPG Ax17839

Benjamin Jowett

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

Benjamin Jowett, by Hills & Saunders, after  Unknown artist - NPG Ax18293

Benjamin Jowett

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

Benjamin Jowett, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127449

Benjamin Jowett

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

Benjamin Jowett, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x18962

Benjamin Jowett

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1890
NPG x18962

Benjamin Jowett, by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), published by  T. Fisher Unwin - NPG Ax29141

Benjamin Jowett

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

Benjamin Jowett, by Francis Holl, after  George Richmond - NPG D36745

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 - NPG D42703

Benjamin Jowett

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

Benjamin Jowett ('Men of the Day. No. 124.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D43733

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

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

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 6 (William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton and 9th Duke of Brandon; John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; Hungerford Crewe, 3rd Baron Crewe; Baron Philipp von Brunnow; William Ballantine; Sir William Wi...)

by James Jacques Tissot, and Carlo Pellegrini, and Alfred Thompson (Atn), and Sir Leslie Ward, and Théobald Chartran ('T'), and Adriano Cecioni
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1869-1886
NPG D39296

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