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Translators Collection

"Unveiling the Masters of Words: A Glimpse into the World of Translators" Edward William Lane, 1829 (plaster): Pioneering translator and Arabist

Background imageTranslators Collection: Portrait of Peter Cornelius (b / w photo)

Portrait of Peter Cornelius (b / w photo)
819716 Portrait of Peter Cornelius (b/w photo) by German Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Peter Cornelius, German composer, writer, poet and translator)

Background imageTranslators Collection: Portrait of Abraham Darssie (engraving)

Portrait of Abraham Darssie (engraving)
819240 Portrait of Abraham Darssie (engraving) by English School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abraham Darssie, translator)

Background imageTranslators Collection: Edward Fitzgerald (b / w photo)

Edward Fitzgerald (b / w photo)
3102155 Edward Fitzgerald (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Edward Fitzgerald. Postcard, early 20th century)

Background imageTranslators Collection: Court Interpreter Shin, 1855 (litho)

Court Interpreter Shin, 1855 (litho)
1272304 Court Interpreter Shin, 1855 (litho) by Brown, Eliphalet (1816-86) (after); 21.75x15.375 cm; Free Library of Philadelphia; (add.info.: Kramer, Peter|Brown, Eliphalet M. Jr.|P.S. Duval & Co)

Background imageTranslators Collection: Rev P Jansz, with his native helper, working on a revision of the Javanese Bible (engraving)

Rev P Jansz, with his native helper, working on a revision of the Javanese Bible (engraving)
5999309 Rev P Jansz, with his native helper, working on a revision of the Javanese Bible (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Rev P Jansz)

Background imageTranslators Collection: Griffith John (colour litho)

Griffith John (colour litho)
816668 Griffith John (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Griffith John, British Christian missionary and translator in China)

Background imageTranslators Collection: Emperor Hsien Ti (fl. 189-220) with scholars translating classical texts

Emperor Hsien Ti (fl. 189-220) with scholars translating classical texts
EDI41316 Emperor Hsien Ti (fl.189-220) with scholars translating classical texts, from a history of Chinese emperors (colour on silk) by Chinese School (17th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageTranslators Collection: Tiyo Soga, South Africa, late 1860s (albumen print)

Tiyo Soga, South Africa, late 1860s (albumen print)
622819 Tiyo Soga, South Africa, late 1860s (albumen print) by Henderson, T. C. (fl.1860s); 9x5.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Tiyo Soga (1829-71) was a South African journalist

Background imageTranslators Collection: William Carey (colour litho)

William Carey (colour litho)
816679 William Carey (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: William Carey, English Baptist missionary who was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary)

Background imageTranslators Collection: Tatsnoski, Second Interpreter, 1855 (colour litho)

Tatsnoski, Second Interpreter, 1855 (colour litho)
1272322 Tatsnoski, Second Interpreter, 1855 (colour litho) by Brown, Eliphalet (1816-86) (after); 22.625x15 cm; Free Library of Philadelphia; (add.info.: Brown, Eliphalet M)

Background imageTranslators Collection: Chief Interpreter Mryamo Yenoski and Tako-Juro, Interpreter, 1855 (colour litho)

Chief Interpreter Mryamo Yenoski and Tako-Juro, Interpreter, 1855 (colour litho)
1272326 Chief Interpreter Mryamo Yenoski and Tako-Juro, Interpreter, 1855 (colour litho) by Brown, Eliphalet (1816-86) (after); 22.625x15 cm; Free Library of Philadelphia; (add.info.: Brown)

Background imageTranslators Collection: The late Colonel Sir Henry Yule, RE, Editor of The Travels of Marco Polo (engraving)

The late Colonel Sir Henry Yule, RE, Editor of The Travels of Marco Polo (engraving)
1626677 The late Colonel Sir Henry Yule, RE, Editor of The Travels of Marco Polo (engraving) by Wirgman, Theodore Blake (1848-1925) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTranslators Collection: GA©rard de Nerval, 1808 - 1855, nom-de-plume of the French writer, poet

GA©rard de Nerval, 1808 - 1855, nom-de-plume of the French writer, poet
Gerard de Nerval, 1808 - 1855, nom-de-plume of the French writer, poet, essayist and translator Gerard Labrunie. After a contemporary print

Background imageTranslators Collection: Adam Bernard Mickiewicz, 1798 - 1855. Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator

Adam Bernard Mickiewicz, 1798 - 1855. Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor of Slavic literature and political activist. After a contemporary print

Background imageTranslators Collection: Luther (1483-1546) Melancthon (1497-1560) Pomeranus (1485-1558) and Cruciger (1504-48)

Luther (1483-1546) Melancthon (1497-1560) Pomeranus (1485-1558) and Cruciger (1504-48)
KW211589 Luther (1483-1546) Melancthon (1497-1560) Pomeranus (1485-1558) and Cruciger (1504-48) translating the bible (engraving) by English School

Background imageTranslators Collection: Meeting of the 72 translators of the law on the orders of King Ptolemy Philadelphus

Meeting of the 72 translators of the law on the orders of King Ptolemy Philadelphus, Jan Luyken, Pieter Mortier, 1704

Background imageTranslators Collection: Thomas Young, British physicist

Thomas Young, British physicist
Thomas Young (1773-1829), British physicist and Egyptologist. Young was a voracious reader as a child, and excelled at languages


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"Unveiling the Masters of Words: A Glimpse into the World of Translators" Edward William Lane, 1829 (plaster): Pioneering translator and Arabist, his works illuminated the richness of Arabic literature to the Western world. Portrait of William Tyndale (engraving): The fearless translator who defied conventions and brought the Bible to English-speaking masses during a time of religious upheaval. Portrait of Peter Cornelius (b/w photo): This enigmatic figure transformed German opera through his exceptional translations, bringing timeless stories to life for audiences worldwide. Portrait of Abraham Darssie (engraving): Celebrating an unsung hero whose linguistic prowess bridged cultural divides, enabling communication between diverse communities in times past. The Spirit of New Subjects (colour litho): Translators as conduits for progress and understanding, breaking barriers by rendering complex ideas accessible across languages and cultures. Edward Fitzgerald (b/w photo): Renowned for his poetic translation masterpiece "The Rubaiyat, " he transported readers into a realm where Persian verses danced in English rhyme. Court Interpreter Shin, 1855 (litho): An interpreter's vital role in facilitating cross-cultural dialogue within legal systems, ensuring justice transcends language barriers throughout history. Rev P Jansz with his native helper working on a revision of the Javanese Bible (engraving): Collaborative efforts that preserve heritage and faith as translators work tirelessly to make sacred texts resonate with local communities around the world. Griffith John (colour litho): A missionary-translator who dedicated himself to translating biblical texts into Chinese dialects, fostering spiritual connections among diverse populations in China's vast landscape. Emperor Hsien Ti with scholars translating classical texts: In ancient China, translators played an integral role in preserving knowledge by rendering classical texts into accessible language, ensuring wisdom transcends time.