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.
by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, 3 September 1885
by Henry William Taunt & Co
cabinet card, circa 1890
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
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