KENNINGTON, Eric Henri. ‘Abd el Rahman’. Fordingbridge: Castle Hill Press, 1997.

Colour print with calligraphic manuscript title and limitation, and printed artist’s name and imprint below (338 x 257mm). Cardboard mount, as issued (500 x 400mm). A fine copy.

No. 60 of 225. Abd el Rahman was ‘a runaway slave from Riyadth’ (Seven Pillars of Wisdom (London, 1935), p. 391), who served in Lawrence’s bodyguard. The original pastel drawing was executed by Kennington in 1921, and in 1959 he deposited it as diploma work with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, where it remains.


Click here to read the introduction to Eric Kennington’s Arab Portraits.

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