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Benjamin Jowett (1817–1893)

Photo credit: Balliol College, University of Oxford

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The sitter was a Scholar in 1836, Fellow from 1838 to 1870, Regius Professor of Greek in 1855 and Master from 1870 to 1893, but in effective control of the College from about 1865. He was also a benefactor. He built the Hall, acquired the Master's Field and was largely responsible for the all-pervading influence of the College in the heyday of the British Empire.

Balliol College, University of Oxford





oil on canvas


H 58.4 x W 48.3 cm

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presented by the artist, 1897

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Balliol College, University of Oxford

Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BJ England

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