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The Dogs of Harith
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.
The Dogs of Harith, 19256
Red ink and pencil, 33.5 cm x 27.5 cm
Tailpiece drawing for Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: 'The greatest asset of Feisal's cause in this work up North was Sherif Ali ibn el Hussein . . . His pride broke out in his war-cry, "I am of the Harith", the two-thousand-year-old clan of freebooters' (ch. 79). The composition is more elaborate than that in the study and in the related Dogs of the Beni Hillal an Arabian Legend 1925.
PROVENANCE: Bayard L. Kilgour Jr > Houghton Library, Harvard University (1966, MS Eng 1653, no. 2)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: National Portrait Gallery 1988, Imperial War Museum 2005
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