5 of 28 portraits of T.E. Lawrence
by Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler
marble head, 1929
11 1/4 in. (286 mm) high
Given by the artist's widow, Muriel, Lady Wheeler, 1975
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Sitterback to top
- Thomas Edward ('T.E.') Lawrence (1888-1935), Known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and writer. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler (1892-1974), Sculptor and President of the Royal Academy. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Wheeler's classicising head, crowned with the victor's laurels, disguises Lawrence's petulant lips and lantern jaw.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 369
- Wilson, Jeremy, T.E. Lawrence: Lawrence of Arabia, 1988 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 9 December 1988 - 12 March 1989), p. 214