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T.E. Lawrence

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T.E. Lawrence, by Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler, 1929 - NPG 5016 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

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 (née Bourne), Lady Wheeler, 1975
Primary Collection
NPG 5016

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  • Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler (1892-1974), Sculptor and President of the Royal Academy. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

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Wheeler's classicising head, crowned with the victor's laurels, disguises Lawrence's petulant lips and lantern jaw.

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  • 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

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