3 of 28 portraits of T.E. Lawrence
by Augustus Edwin John
16 in. x 12 in. (406 mm x 305 mm)
Given by George Bernard Shaw, 1944
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- Thomas Edward ('T.E.') Lawrence (1888-1935), Known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and writer. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.
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- Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961), Painter. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter associated with 87 portraits.
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This drawing was given to the National Portrait Gallery by Lawrence's great friend George Bernard Shaw in 1944. It was drawn shortly after Lawrence's first episode in the ranks of the RAF and before he joined the Tank Corps as T.E. Shaw.