Flashing Sword

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. Any auction prices quoted may not include all fees and taxes, such as VAT and Artist's Resale Right charges.

Flashing Sword

Flashing Sword, 1925–6
Ink, 28.4 cm x 19.7 cm

Tailpiece drawing for Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: 'I thought of the meaning of Feisal's name (the sword flashing downward in the stroke) . . . ' (ch. 19).
PROVENANCE: Houghton Library, Harvard University
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries (1) 1927, National Portrait Gallery 1988, Imperial War Museum 2005

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