William Roberts drawings for Seven pillars of wisdom,
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Conditions Governing Access
1 collection (2 linear feet (2 portfolio boxes))
Biographical / Historical
The drawings that make up this collection were commissioned by British soldier and archaeologist T.E. Lawrence during 1925 and 1926, when an abridged version of his Seven pillars of wisdom, entitled Revolt in the desert, proved financially successful, thus allowing work on a subscribers' edition of the original work to continue. None of the drawings in this collection were ultimately included; however, different illustrations by Roberts, chiefly portraits, were used.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Wilson, Jeremy. T.E. Lawrence. London: National Portrait Gallery, 1988.
- Roberts, William, 1895-1980. William Roberts drawings for Seven pillars of wisdom: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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