Catalogue entry

N03602 COLONEL T. E. LAWRENCE 1919

Inscr. ‘Derwent Wood - Paris 1919’ under right side of neck.
Bronze, 14 1/4×7×9 (36×18×23).
Presented by the artist 1921.
Exh: R.A., 1920 (1465); Works by the late Sir Hamo Thornycroft, R.A., and F. Derwent Wood, R.A., winter 1927 (58).

The bust was begun in Paris whilst Derwent Wood was doing busts of Clemenceau, Marshal Foch and Woodrow Wilson, who were attending the First Peace Conference, on commission from Lord Rothermere. At the sculptor's request Lawrence sat to him during the intervals between the sittings of his other subjects. Only the plaster busts of Clemenceau and Foch were completed and are in the Imperial War Museum, where there is also the plaster of Lawrence.

For other portraits of T. E. Lawrence see Augustus John, N03566 (q.v. for the sitter), and Eric Kennington, N05438 and N06230.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II