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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Dhaif Allah



Illustration © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society. Catalogue information based on the catalogue raisonné by David Cleall. For this and full details of the exhibitions cited, see the links below.


Dhaif Allah

Dhaif Allah, 1925–6
Pen and ink, 38.1 cm x 28 cm

Tailpiece drawing for Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: 'The inhabitant of Kurr, the only sedentary Belluwi, hoary Dhaif-Allah, laboured day and night with his daughters in the little terraced plot which he had received from his ancestors. It was built out of the south edge of the valley in a bay defended against flood by a massive wall of unhewn stone. In its midst opened the well of clear cold water, above which stood a balance-cantilever of mud and rude poles' (ch. 39)




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