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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Sitterback to top
- Thomas Edward ('T.E.') Lawrence (1888-1935), Known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and writer. Sitter in 28 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961), Painter. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter in 101 portraits.
This portraitback to top
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.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 369
Exhibitions and displays
- Simon Schama’s Face of Britain
Until 4 January 2016