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T.E. Lawrence

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T.E. Lawrence, by B.E. Leeson, 1917 - NPG P324 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

T.E. Lawrence

by B.E. Leeson
bromide print, 1917
4 5/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. (117 mm x 117 mm)
Purchased, 1987
Primary Collection
NPG P324


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Lawrence adopted Arab dress from the early days of his secondment to Emir Feisal; he is seen here photographed by a member of the Royal Flying Corps at Wejh aerodrome, shortly before setting off on his remarkable journey through the Nefud desert to Akaba.

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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. 82