Portrait of Thomas Edward [T.E.] Lawrence – known as the “Ghost Portrait”.
Oxford, University Press, . Collotype. Limited Edition – No. 33 of only 100, signed by Eric Henri Kennington on a printed label that is attached to the lower back of the frame. The image itself measures: 48.5 cm x 39 cm. Overall size of the portrait: 63 cm x 49 cm / Framed size: 67.5 cm x 53 cm. Only the portraits outer margins (the white part of the board on which the portrait is printed) with faded dampstain that touches to top right corner of the image slightly but without visual trace). Otherwise in excellent condition in its original frame. Provenance: From the library and personal collection of Captain B.H.Liddell Hart and subsequently from the collection of his son, Adrian Liddell Hart. Price includes international shipping per courier (Framed / fully insured).
Eric Henri Kennington RA (12 March 1888 – 13 April 1960) was an English sculptor, artist and illustrator, and an official war artist in both World Wars. As a war artist, Kennington specialised in depictions of the daily hardships endured by soldiers and airmen. In the inter-war years he worked mostly on portraits and a number of book illustrations. The most notable of his book illustrations were for T. E. Lawrence’s ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’. Kennington was also a gifted sculptor, best known for his 24th East Surrey Division War Memorial in Battersea Park, for his work on the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and for the tomb effigy of Lawrence at Wareham in Dorset. (Wikipedia)