Augustus John OM Colonel T.E. Lawrence 1919

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Artist
Augustus John OM 1878–1961
Title
Colonel T.E. Lawrence
Date 1919
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 800 x 597 mm
frame: 997 x 795 x 76 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Duke of Westminster 1920
Reference
N03566
Not on display

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After service as a war artist in World War I, John found fashionable success with his portraits of famous literary and society figures such as Thomas Hardy, James Joyce and Lady Ottoline Morrell.

Popularly known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, TE Lawrence became famous for his exploits as British Military liaison officer during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. In 1919 he acted as adviser and interpreter for his friend the Emir Feisal at the Paris Peace Conference, where John painted many official portraits, including one of the Emir.

July 2008

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