Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke

John Henry Foley (1818-1874), R. A.



In front of the main entrance of Trinity College, Dublin

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Edmund Burke, the politician, philosopher and author, is seen here at his staunch and confident best: "[t]hroughout his life Burke's personal magnetism was an acknowledged, even overpowering force" (Langford). This is one of the two bronze statues” by Foley on the lawns outside the main entrance of Trinity College, Dublin, the other being that of Burke's fellow-alumnus Oliver Goldsmith.

Photograph, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009

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