Bronze Bust of Lawrence of Arabia by Sir Charles Wheeler

Signed and dated: ‘Charles Wheeler/Nov 6 1929’ (on the right shoulder)

Bronze with a brown patina mounted on inscribed stone plinth.

Sir Charles Wheeler (1892-1974) was a renowned British sculptor and notably the first sculptor to hold the Presidency of the Royal Academy which he did from 1956 through 1966.  Conceived on the 6th November 1929, this bronze of TE Lawrence captures perfectly both the iconic and the human aspects of a remarkable, complex man.

Height: 20” (51cm). Height excluding base 18.5” (47cm). Width: 19.5” (49cm). Depth: 10.5” (26cm)

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