Mountains signed and dated 'Paul Nash/1923' (lower right); numbered 'No 3' (upper left), pencil, ink and watercolour 35.5 x 49.5cm (14 x 19 1/2in).
PROVENANCE: With The Mercury Gallery, London, 9 March 1965 where acquired by Michael Craine Sale; Sotheby's, London, 2 October 1996, lot 82, where acquired by the husband of the present owner Private Collection, U.K.
EXHIBITED: London, Leicester Galleries, Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts Illustrating Col. T.E. Lawrence's Book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom", 5-21 February 1927, cat.no.60 London, Hamet Galley, Paul Nash, Watercolours and Drawings, 18 March-11 April 1970, cat.no.15 (as Tel Site)
LITERATURE: T.E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1922, npn. Andrew Causey, Paul Nash, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1980, p.384, cat.no.411.3
The present lot is one of five illustrations Nash produced on commission from T.E. Lawrence (also known as Lawrence of Arabia), to be reproduced in the autobiographical account of his experiences as British soldier during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.