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T. E. (Thomas Edward) Lawrence Art Collection

An Inventory of his Art Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935
Title: T. E. (Thomas Edward) Lawrence Art Collection
Dates: Circa 1910s-1970s (bulk 1910-1926)
Extent: 17 drawings
Abstract: This collection includes works by and related to T. E. Lawrence, popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia.
Call Number: Art Collection AR-00152
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials. Please note that a minimum of 24 hours notice is required to pull art materials to the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve Art Collection materials, please contact the Center's staff at Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Centers' Open Access and Use Policies.

Administrative Information

Acquisition: Gifts and purchases, 1965-1975

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Thomas Edward Lawrence, archaeologist, soldier, and author, was born at Tremadoc, Wales, on August 15, 1888. For an extensive biographical sketch, please see the finding aid for the T.E. Lawrence Collection (MS-02407).

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a sketchbook with pencil and watercolor drawings purportedly by Lawrence, and drawings by William Roberts and Gilbert Spencer that appeared in Lawrence's 1926 edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Also included are portraits by Robert Darrouzet of Lawrence in early and later life. The first series contains drawings by other artists, the second comprises sketches done by Lawrence.

Related Material

The T. E. Lawrence Collection (MS-02407) includes drafts, proofs, and correspondence by and about Lawrence. Photographs are present in the T. E. Lawrence Literary File Photography Collection. Several print proofs and pencil and pastel drawings by Eric Kennington for the 1926 edition of The Seven Pillars of Wisdom can be found in the Eric Kennington Art Collection (AR-00142); also present are two bronze sculptures of Lawrence by Kennington.

Index Terms


Lawrence, T.E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935.
Wingate, F.R. (Francis Reginald), Sir, 1861-1953.


Arab countries History Arab Revolt, 1916-1918.


Jiddah (Saudi Arabia).
Salt (Jordan).

Document Types

Pastel drawing--20th century.

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