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Book Description

ONE OF ERIC KENNINGTON'S ARAB PORTRAITS FOR SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM, THE LIMITED EDITION BY THE CASTLE HILL PRESS: 'ABD EL RAHMAN', A RUNAWAY SLAVE FROM RIYADTH

Colour print with calligraphic manuscript title and limitation, and printed artist’s name and imprint below (338 x 257mm). Cardboard mount, as issued (500 x 400mm). A fine copy.
Dealer Notes
No. 60 of 225. Abd el Rahman was ‘a runaway slave from Riyadth’ (Seven Pillars of Wisdom (London, 1935), p. 391), who served in Lawrence’s bodyguard. The original pastel drawing was executed by Kennington in 1921, and in 1959 he deposited it as diploma work with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, where it remains.

To read our full introduction to Eric Kennington's Arab Portraits and explore further, visit our website: https://www.typeandforme.com/index.php/2020/02/16/kenningtons-arab-portraits/
Author [T.E. Lawrence] -- KENNINGTON, Eric Henri
Date 1997
Publisher Fordingbridge: Castle Hill Press

Price: £95.00

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