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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 of Arabia', the First World War hero of the desert campaigns and author of Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926). 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